Sarmini lives on the edge of Waduk Pluit a large water basin. All the house are built on government land and will be cleared if they are close to the edge. With no garbage disposal system, residents use the water as landfill. In the area is no access to piped water and limited sanitation. Sarmini makes a living selling Jama, a traditional herbal drink. Muara Baru is the lowest area in Jakarta, close to the sea and often flooded.