The Loss of Hope

10 November 2016
Penulis: admin

“This is a picture of migrant worker who got an accident in Malaysia. He suffered a broken leg and deformed, and finally returned to Indonesia. With this condition, he cannot work anymore. He does not know when his dream – owning a home – comes true. “


Erlina Mardiana, 31 years old, signed up to be a migrant worker to Saudi Arabia in 2006. It was due to her economic condition. During her stay in Riyadh, Diana worked almost without a break, and bear up for the sake of her family. After return to Lombok, she opened a small tall. Currently, she is active in BMP Cerah Ceria, Gerunung village, Praya district, Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara.

About PhotoVoice: Voices of Women through Photographs

This is  one of 48 photos taken by 21 former women migrant workers, their family members and supporters, who live in six villages in Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara/NTB) and Lembata (East Nusa Tenggara/NTT).  The story of the photo and the photographer profile is available in the image displayed.

Through photos, they voice their concerns, needs and achievements.  They also use these photos to record changes in their lives and the lives of people around them and to communicate the challenges faced in their daily lives.

Their photos were exhibited in two national events: the National Conference of Women of Women Inspiring Change (May 2015, in Jakarta) and the National Jamboree of Migrant Workers (November 2015, in Jember, East Java). A story about them is written by a journalist from Kompas, Meidiana, and published in Kompas printed newspaper on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The trainings were done by a consultant from London, UK, named PhotoVoice.