Young parents with school aged children. Hard working, mostly at semi-skilled jobs, making a living for their extended family.
Walk with Me
I met Dwita at the vetenerary clinic in Magelang, the day she started. She was 19. I was 24. I had been promoted to assist the doctor on duty and she had applied for a job as the cleaner. I had done that job for 5 years, it was my turn to move up. We had so much fun together it made good sense to get married after our first year together.
This government funded clinic plays a major role in keeping this farming community prosperous. The doctors get called out often but a man walking in with a limping bull is not a rare sight here. I have a natural instinct with animals and the doctors appreciate that. We’re open 5 days a week so Dwita and I come to work together, go home together. Unless there is an emergency our weekends are free. It gives my mother relief from the children and both of us time to pay attention to them all.
The garden is a weekend friend and tending to the vegetables together is a good bonding for the family. Ma is a good singer and she loves these new dangdut songs. When the neighbours are over she needs little encouragement to break into full throated song.