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Homese asiaHow Indonesia’s viral housewives’ band freed a village from the loan sharks

How Indonesia’s viral housewives’ band freed a village from the loan sharks

JATIWANGI, West Java – It’s not every day that a girl band made up of middle-aged Indonesian housewives takes the Internet by storm with folk tunes about the everyday struggles of village life.

But Mother Bank have done just that, beginning with their hit, Jalan-Jalan, in which they croon about borrowing at high interest rates from blood-sucking moneylenders, and the struggle to repay the debt.

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