Struggling to survive in Southeast Asia's gig economy

Normally Indonesian driver Aji spends his days ferrying customers on his motorbike for Gojek, one of Southeast Asia's big ride-hailing apps.

But now -- with most people cooped up at home, Aji spends more time with other drivers, checking his phone, and waiting around for any orders.

"If we don't have any customers, we hang out at crowded places everyday, near the traffic lights or entrances of residential areas. We tried to get free lunch from passers-by, or sometimes we would ask the Go-food service users 'Do you have food to spare? I'm hungry because there's no business.'

Aji is the father of four young children and the sole breadwinner for his family.

He now makes less than $3.50 a day, and says his family was evicted from their flat after being unable to pay rent.

Gojek COO Hans Patuwo says they have provided benefits like packaged food handouts to help tide drivers over until things get better.

"We're acutely aware of the challenges in regards to their income. All the things that we have done, the hampers, the food packages etc were all done across Indonesia."

But with no end in sight to the health crisis in Indonesia, the country's gig economy will continue to suffer.

The Finance Minister says the health crisis has set the country's poverty-eradication programs back by a decade, with more than 2 million people losing their jobs.