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Pio, the water boy

  • Heavy load: Pio pushes his cart of water bottles on a railway line in Kampung Muka, Ancol, North Jakarta. He has to memorize the train schedules to allow him to use his cart on the track safely. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    Heavy load: Pio pushes his cart of water bottles on a railway line in Kampung Muka, Ancol, North Jakarta. He has to memorize the train schedules to allow him to use his cart on the track safely. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

  • Getting through: Another water seller brings empty water bottles to a water agent for refilling in Ancol. Clean-water distribution has created a competitive small business in slum areas in North Jakarta. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    Getting through: Another water seller brings empty water bottles to a water agent for refilling in Ancol. Clean-water distribution has created a competitive small business in slum areas in North Jakarta. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

  • Manual work: Pio (back) carries a full water bottle while a jamu (traditional herbal drinks) seller serves her customer in a densely populated area of Kampung Muka. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    Manual work: Pio (back) carries a full water bottle while a jamu (traditional herbal drinks) seller serves her customer in a densely populated area of Kampung Muka. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

  • Pilling up: Pio stocks his bottles in the space between two railway tracks while waiting for a train to pass. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    Pilling up: Pio stocks his bottles in the space between two railway tracks while waiting for a train to pass. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

  • In dim light: Pio carries a water bottle to a customer's home through a narrow alley. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    In dim light: Pio carries a water bottle to a customer's home through a narrow alley. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

  • Daily job: Pio has been distributing water to residents in Kampung Muka for more than three years. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

    Daily job: Pio has been distributing water to residents in Kampung Muka for more than three years. JP/ Jerry Adiguna

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