Life in Perspective

The following is an excerpt from The Jakarta Post. It is not necessarily an uncommon story here in Indonesia: Poverty has led a family to make a home amid silent neighbors — tombstones — just one kilometer west of the country’s international airport. Muhammad Akim Hakim and his wife Erna Octaviana Pasaribu are raising their young children in Tanah Pasir Cemetery, an abandoned Chinese cemetery, near Rawa Kucing area in predominantly poor Neglasari district, as they have no better options.Read more