Soundview 2 Workers

Photography by Bart Van Bambost - Music composed by Nicolas Lefèvre
Java-Bali-Lombok, Indonesia - 2010

Tea Pickers, rice field workers, weavers, parking attendants, sulphur mining workers, street vendors,... a significant amount of Indonesian workers work in what is called the informal economy.
Children, teenagers, adults and elderly, all generations are involved to earn the much needed 3-5 USD/day to make a living.

The informal sector deprives states of revenues and workers of social protection. It also, however, frequently constitutes the most dynamic part of the economy and creates massive employment.

A recent OECD study confirms that informal employment is ubiquitous and growing.