Shemmy Rory

Ashoka Fellow
Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Fellow Since 2003
Paguyupan Penata Parkir Surakarta


This profile was prepared when Shemmy Rory was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Shemmy Samuel Rory earned a college degree in economics, but he found employers reluctant to hire a disabled man. He became a parking attendant–one among thousands of Indonesians who participate in a semiformal economy rife with exploitation. Beginning in the city of Solo, Shemmy has created a "forum of the urban poor" that is helping these workers earn more, do more, and "be" more in the eyes of the public.
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