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Adidas: all take no give this Christmas?

In November adidas announced that it expects to grow annual revenues by almost 50% to approximately $23 billion AUS by 2015. Despite this prosperous outlook, the company has shown little generosity to the women and men making adidas’ products on poverty wages.

Loneliness in Jakarta

Jakarta was so quiet— almost everyone had gone back to their villages to spend time with their families. In the evening I could hear the echoes of prayers across the city. I felt very touched- but also mixed with a deep sense of sadness because I was unable to be with my family. Without work it is just too expensive to travel back home to South Sumatra.

The luxury of rice

When I was young I was often given only cassava rice to eat because we couldn’t afford ordinary rice and other condiments. I understood that rice was really expensive, so even if a tiny bit of rice was mixed in with my cassava dish, I was overjoyed!

A father wanting to provide

After losing my job, my everyday routine has been filled with activities which might ordinarily be carried out by women. Every morning I bathe my child, I change his clothes, I feed him. I even go to the local Posyandu a clinic for infant and maternity health, to have him weighed and receive his immunisation. I carry out all these tasks with great happiness. But to be truthful, I also feel a bit ashamed when I face my neighbours, whose children are all cared for by their mothers. But there’s not much we can do as like it or not my wife is the one who still holds a job.

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