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The economic upheaveal in Argentina has forced many people's income to drop below the official poverty line. Many people have had to look outside the official job market to find ways to survive.

One popular alternative is to join a barter club network – which allows members to swap their products and services for an alternative currency – called a credit.

Gloria Beretervide met some of the barter club members and spoke to one its founders, Ruben Ravera, at the busy barter market in Buenos Aires.

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09/02/2003

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