What is it like to live along the railway tracks when every ten minutes train is passing by just couple of meters from your home. It is a very usual scene for people who are living besides the active railway tracks in a slum areas of Indonesia’s rapid growing and over populated capital Jakarta.
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.
Women sits comfortably on the railway tracks while train is passing just a couple of meters behind her. Train is passing through this this place approximately every 10 minutes.
Kids are playing with a balloon while sitting on the active railway tracks in a slum area next to Jakarta Kota railway station.
Woman with one leg is walking on the active railway tracks in a slum area next to Jakarta Kota train station.
People are living small shacks that they build themselves or rented from someone. Rent prices on average are around 20 euros per month for a small room.
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.
This woman is making a living from colleting 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.
Plastic collector Aris. He usually starts to work at 3am and walks though Jakarta all day collecting. He can easily walk 20-30 kilometers a day.
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.
Local transgender women in their house. Transgender women are struggling to get accepted and have a rights in conservative Indonesian society. Most of them are living in a slum areas of Jakarta.
Transgender women next to the railway tracks of one of the slums of Jakarta.
Young girl drying herself after shower. There is a very few facilities in the slum, people are bath with water that coming from a small well next to the tracks.
Girl is playing next to her home on the active railway tracks in one of the slums of Jakarta.
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.
Men are playing chess next to the active railway tracks. Trains are passing through here approximately every 10-20 minutes.
Muslims are playing in the Mosque in one of the slums of Jakarta.
Evening in a slum.
Small alleys of the slum area after sunset.
Muslims are praying in the mosque besides the railway tracks.
Muslim woman is playing at her small shack at the slum besides the railway tracks.
Young brothers after shower next to their home.
Kids are playing next to their house besides the active railway tracks. The only playground they have.
Young man relaxing in his small house.
Women with her grandchildren in their little room. 5 people are living in this small room.
Women sitting comfortably on the active railway tracks.
Family is watching the train that is passing by next to their home.
Father and son walking along the active railway tracks.