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Habibah: Inspiring fisherwoman from Marunda

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 15 2013   /  12:45 pm

Courtesy of Oxfam IndonesiaShe is a fisherwoman and along with her two companions — who are also women — she sails out to sea in the hope of catching fish. As they only use a small boat, they cannot be too far from the coast, so their hauls are not as large as the fishermen’s.

“We just catch the nearby fish. We sell the fish to help our husbands,” Habibah, the fisherwoman, told The Jakarta Post, smiling.

Recently, Habibah was selected as one of seven female food resilience heroines from Indonesia. The heroines are working to build a movement for good food — food that is grown well and shared fairly.

The event was supported by Oxfam and Aliansi Desa Sejahtera (ADS) to show that women play important role in the supply of food to family and community.

People in Marunda know Habibah as a multi-tasking woman. She can be a fisherwoman, scallop seeker, a...