Erico and his family live in the rural highlands of central Java. His father is a construction worker and his mother a housewife. His brother, a student, stands in place for his father who was currently working during the taking of this photo. Erico was born with a condition called Meromelia, a birth defect characterized by the lacking of a part, but not all, of one or more limbs with the presence of a hand or foot. It results in a shrunken and deformed extremity.