A daily freelance worker of PT Buma, poses for a photo at her home. As a daily freelance worker, She earns Rp. 50.000 or $3.76 per day. However, at the end of the month despite working full time, her earnings average Rp 900.000 - 1.500.000 or $67-$113, well below the minimum wage. As a freelancer, she also doesn't get any benefits including insurance, sick days, or vacation. Her earnings don't cover living expenses and she often borrows money from local lenders that charges 30% interest rate
I am proud to have contributed photo, video and reporting on this in depth investigation on Ivanka Trump's Inc. practice on relying "exclusively on foreign factories in countries where low-wage laborers have limited ability to advocate for themselves."
Thanks to the incredible team at the @washingtonpost, the labor activists in Subang who opened many doors for us, and I especially salute all the brave workers at PT Buma for sharing their stories.
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