The Indonesian waste pickers trading trash for healthcare

The Indonesian waste pickers trading trash for healthcare
 

Aged 70, Tuna has pains in her leg, waist and chest, but her income as a garlic picker put even the most basic medical provision beyond reach. Until her neighbour told her about a “free” medical clinic in the neighbourhood. The cost: 10,000 Indonesian rupiah (£0.59) a month, paid for from cash raised from her recyclable rubbish.
Garbage Clinical Insurance is the brainchild of award-winning healthcare entrepreneur Gamal Albinsaid, CEO of health company Indonesia Medika. In a country where more than 10% live below the poverty line, the scheme encourages low-income households to recycle their... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Health, Views: 46
Source: Guardian
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