Indonesia poverty - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia poverty


How we got a Nobel laureate to attend a youth camp

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:28 PM

We were told Nobel laureates are for 5 star hotels not gloomy camping grounds

ON STAGE. Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on stage with Indonesian singer Glenn Fredly  at the Indonesia Music and Mission Festival in Jakarta on September 13, 2014. Photo courtesy of Sinergi Indonesia

Yenny Wahid: To address poverty, be honest about it

Sep 25, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Under Indonesia s national poverty line of about 0 70 per day just over 28 million are considered poor But about 100 million live on less than 2 a day

HOW MANY ARE POOR? A woman looks out of her window at a slum area in Jakarta. File photo by EPA

Natural resources: The curse of developing countries?

Aug 05, 2014 - 12:46 PM

People die sitting atop the riches of their lands not because nature does not provide enough but purely because of unrestrained human greed

Indonesia's Widodo pledges jobs to win back votes

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:56 PM

The former Jakarta governor proposes to transfer land ownership to the heads of 4 5 million families and increase the salaries of civil servants military personnel and police over 5 years

IN DEEP THOUGHT. Indonesian presidential candidate from the Indonesia Democratic Party for Struggle, Joko Widodo, at the third debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 22, 2014.  Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

'Slum tourism' treads between aid and exploitation

May 31, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Organizers say poverty tourism raises awareness and brings aid to the destitute of the city but accusations of exploitation are never far away and critics say poverty should not be a tourist attraction

In this photograph taken on April 6, 2012 "Jakarta Hidden Tours" organizer Ronny Poluan (L) talks to tourists visiting a slum in North Jakarta. Poverty tourism is gaining ground in Indonesia with more tourists looking to "experience the real Jakarta". But while this is bringing more funds to the city's impoverished slum-dwellers, accusations of exploitation are not far behind. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENNIN