As a 23-young-hearted lady, I have a back of a 60-year-old. This photo though, however… makes my back feels even older. Maybe I should become a female porter.
The 85-year-old lady works as a female porter. She earns a living by carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods among other items, in baskets strapped to their backs starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. It is reported that on a busy day at the market, the average porter will earn an income of Rp 35.000 or $3.70 per day.
Photo credit: Ulet Ifansasti.