I used the method of visual ethnography to document residents who suffer the consequences of longterm financial distress. Starting from within my own community I flew out all across Rotterdam, where I found more residents barely maintaining an existence. People who go by without the resources, privileges or tools to grant their basic needs. Ethics are important in this project. I believe it is vital that - as a researcher and photographer - I should not make a career out of being a voice to the voiceless. Poor people, just as people of color or immigrants, are often excluded from the construction of knowledge or visual narratives. Therefore, this project is a co-creation, and every person's story gathered for this project is authentically their own.