For some people, life is really about survival. Especially for those who have lived from childhood, are no longer with their parents, left from the world forever. Of course they are willing to do anything to survive.
Like this boy named Fajar. He is only 11 years old. The mother died of Covid-19 some time ago. He lives with his younger sister, Madina, who is only 5 years old. They couldn’t even see and escort their mother to the funeral one last time.
“My sister and I can only cry because we can’t see mom anymore. It’s sad that we can’t take my mother to the funeral,” said Fajar.
While the father in another area to make money. Every month his father sends money although in an indefinite amount. Therefore, Fajar and his sister live with their grandmother who is no longer working. While the younger brother still can’t eat rice and still needs milk.
Fajar was finally willing to make money by scavenging. After school was finished at noon, Fajar wasted in the trash car so that he could easily get plastic to aluminum. From noon to evening, the wages are less than Rp. 10 thousand.
However, deep in his heart, Fajar wants to be like his other friends, playing and learning together. But what can I do, my sister needs milk and food for the family at home.
“I want to be able to play with my friends, but if I’m not old, then I won’t have money to buy ade’s milk, to eat grandma with me too.”