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Indonesia Rising: A Country's Evolution

Enduring Poverty

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Enduring Poverty

A group of women shell mussels in Kalibaru, a densely populated slum in North Jakarta. One of the women said, "If I work very fast, I can make 30,000 rupiahs ($3.50) a day." According to the World Bank, about half of all households in Indonesia live at or below the national poverty line.