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Living on the Edge

  • Rachman, 27, lives alone in his shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. He has lived there since 2007. He sent her wife back to his hometown in Sumatra since the eviction. He was a parking attendant before but with the business in Kalijodo gone he now works odd jobs, if there is any. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Rachman, 27, lives alone in his shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. He has lived there since 2007. He sent her wife back to his hometown in Sumatra since the eviction. He was a parking attendant before but with the business in Kalijodo gone he now works odd jobs, if there is any. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Sri Lestari, 31, live together with his husband Benny Putra, 33, and sons Valerino, 4, and Dedy Putra, 3, in her shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. They had been living there since 2002. They work as a clothes vendor at several night markets. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Sri Lestari, 31, live together with his husband Benny Putra, 33, and sons Valerino, 4, and Dedy Putra, 3, in her shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. They had been living there since 2002. They work as a clothes vendor at several night markets. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Basri, 35, lives with his daughter Hafiza, 3, and wife Sumiyati, 30, in their shack in Pejagalan, Jakarta in this photo taken August 2016. He used to be a music operator on one of the cafes in Kalijodo but he now earns his living by selling snack and coffee. Throughout his life, he has been evicted three times. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Basri, 35, lives with his daughter Hafiza, 3, and wife Sumiyati, 30, in their shack in Pejagalan, Jakarta in this photo taken August 2016. He used to be a music operator on one of the cafes in Kalijodo but he now earns his living by selling snack and coffee. Throughout his life, he has been evicted three times. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Sumiyati, 52, live with husband Aceng, 55, and granddaughter Yohana, 16, in their shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. She had been living there for 12 years since 2004. Her husband makes a living by becoming an ojek [motorcycle taxi] driver. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Sumiyati, 52, live with husband Aceng, 55, and granddaughter Yohana, 16, in their shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. She had been living there for 12 years since 2004. Her husband makes a living by becoming an ojek [motorcycle taxi] driver. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Vivianti, 35, lives with her husband and their twin sons Kevan and Kevin, 2, in the shack under the Tomang-Pluit toll road in Pejagalan. They had been living there since 2010. Before eviction, they sold meatballs but they had their meatball cart destroyed during the eviction. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Vivianti, 35, lives with her husband and their twin sons Kevan and Kevin, 2, in the shack under the Tomang-Pluit toll road in Pejagalan. They had been living there since 2010. Before eviction, they sold meatballs but they had their meatball cart destroyed during the eviction. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Ratnaningsih, 35, lives alone in her shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. She was born under the toll road but her parents went back to Lamongan, East Java, since the eviction. When business at Kalijodo was robust, she sold snacks and food at her stall. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Ratnaningsih, 35, lives alone in her shack, Pejagalan, Jakarta, August 2016. She was born under the toll road but her parents went back to Lamongan, East Java, since the eviction. When business at Kalijodo was robust, she sold snacks and food at her stall. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Couple Jony, 29, and Fitri, 24, and their children, Bima, 5, and Kaila, 3, in their home in Pejagalan. They have been living under the toll road since 2008. He worked as a parking attendant before but now he watches and guards trucks that park in the area in exchange for some money. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Couple Jony, 29, and Fitri, 24, and their children, Bima, 5, and Kaila, 3, in their home in Pejagalan. They have been living under the toll road since 2008. He worked as a parking attendant before but now he watches and guards trucks that park in the area in exchange for some money. JP/Seto Wardhana

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