Imagine you live in the poorest parts of a third world country, your income each day is just enough to buy food, and your backup plan, your insurance or your savings just don't exist. That is, if you are lucky enough to have a home at all.
Jakarta Hidden tours https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294229-d3179326-Reviews-Jakarta_Hidden_Tours-Jakarta_Java.html has been allowing outsiders to glimpse into the difficulty facing the the people of Indonesia's hidden 'slum' areas for years with money raised from the tours going towards supporting the people in the areas visited.
Living here is like a game of snakes and ladders, with far more snakes than ladders. Access to a safe place to sleep, to clean water, or the ability to work are very difficult when you have nothing to begin with.
You must even pay to use the toilet or take a shower. There is no free medical care like we enjoy in our countries. If you get sick from very basic illnesses you'll often die or become disabled, making your struggle harder.
For the kids of the slums, getting to school, staying in school and getting out of this life is near impossible.
Jakarta Hidden tours and its charity aims to lift up people, provide them with opportunities for education, the ability to see a doctor and to provide micro loans to help them start their own micro businesses.
With the recent massive flooding affecting the poorest areas of Jakarta the most, there is an urgent need for additional support for the people we care about.
Imagine if your daily income was only enough to pay for very modest amounts of food everyday. Now imagine the impact the flood is having on the poorest in Jakarta. Most of the drivers of these vehicles don't own the vehicles, so when the vehicle is out of action, so is their income.
All money raised by this campaign is delivered straight to the communities in need.
Your donation, big or small, helps us feed, educate and provide medical care for an estimated 50,000 of Jakarta's poorest people.
When you meet the people living here, and I suggest you do, you'll find they are happy and full of the same dreams you'll find of kids anywhere.
The sad story for many of them, is those dreams won't even have a chance of getting started, let alone become reality without the support of caring people like you.
Housing especially for older people looks like this:
For less fortunate, housing is under a bridge, next to a river. Imagine what happens to these people when even the streets are flooded.
For those even poorer, who can only sell drinks on the road during the day, night time involves sleeping on cardboard on a concrete park under a bridge with hundreds of others.
Just a few hundred dollars can give transform someones life in this place. Your small helping hand could change someones life here forever.
Our focus is on giving people the tools they need to make it on their own.
Can you help make their dreams come true?
- Erich Zeller
- Susanne Michels
- Maggie Fletcher