The Indonesians have a saying that money kept in a mother's sarong is tighter than a father's. Mothers will spend the money on the children and family whereas the Fathers tend to spend it on themselves.
This series of pictures was commissioned for Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) & Bank Indonesia's book titled "Leaders, Lenders & Breadearners" to document Micro-Financing in Indonesia.
Photo by Deanna Ng
Interviews by Iran Kortschak