What is it like to live along the railway tracks when every ten minutes a train passes by just a couple of meters from your home.
It is a very usual scene for people who are living beside the active railway tracks in slum areas of Indonesia’s rapid growing and overpopulated capital Jakarta.
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#1 Kids Are Playing With Fire On An Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station. It Is The Only Playground They Have
#2 This Woman Makes A Living By Collecting Plastic And Recycling It
On a good days she can earn up to 5 euros a day. It is a very common way to make money of people who are living in a slum area.
#3 Jonathan Holding His One-Month-Old Daughter After Coming Back From His Work
He used to make a living by busking in the streets with his guitar, but now after baby was born he started to work at a construction company to make more money for his family. He is living in a small house besides the railway tracks.
#4 Women Is Sitting Comfortably On The Railway Tracks While Train Is Passing By Just A Couple Of Meters Behind Her
#5 Young Girl Drying Herself After Shower. There Are Very Few Facilities In The Slum, People Bath With Water That Comes From A Small Well Next To The Tracks
#6 People Lives In Small Shacks That They Built Themselves Or Rented From Someone. Rent Prices On Average Are Around 20 Euros Per Month For A Small Room
#7 Men Are Playing Chess Next To The Active Railway Tracks. Trains Pass By Approximately Every 10-20 Minutes
#8 Evening In A Slum
#9 Woman With Her Grandchildren In Their Little Room. 5 People Are Living In This Small Room
#10 Kids Are Playing With A Balloon While Sitting On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Railway Station
#11 People Collecting All Kind Of Goods From The Garbage Damp Next To The Slum Area
They use it to build or fix their homes. Also people can use a lot of recyclable material that they can sell it.
#12 Kids Are Playing Next To Their House Beside The Active Railway Tracks. The Only Playground They Have
#13 Young Man Relaxing In His Small House
#14 Muslims Are Praying In The Mosque In One Of The Slums Of Jakarta
#15 Plastic Collector Aris. He Usually Starts Working At 3am And Walks Though Jakarta All Day Collecting. He Can Easily Walk 20-30 Kilometers A Day
#16 Aris And His 13 Years Old Daughter In Their Home
Aris never went to school and he does not know how to read or write. It is very hard for him to find better job. His daughter just stopped going to school and now started to work at the local restaurant. She earns only 30 euros per month.
#17 Transgender In Their House
Transgender are struggling to get accepted and have a rights in conservative Indonesian society. Most of them are living in a slum areas of Jakarta.