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The Indonesian waste pickers trading trash for healthcare

Source: The Guardian, Date: September , 2016

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 rubbish and uses the revenues to finance a health micro-insurance system.

Read more at : https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/sep/28/indonesia-trade-recyclable-rubbish-healthcare-waste-pickers-garbage-insurance

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