A story about mothers who have racked a debt from ‘bank keliling’ (lit. mobile banks) and are trying to stall their payments before coming to terms with their obligations to pay

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Anormal Sunday morning in one of Jakarta’s kampungs (lit. residential area), kids playing hide and seek as people slide into their usual holiday activities. Mothers would give a yell towards any passing vegetable sellers and would go for short chit-chat after at the end of the alleyways. On such a day, Andre saw someone strolling into their kampung and with their increasingly near steps, the surrounding peppering crowd would slowly disperse and seemingly ‘evade’ the presence of the newcomer. Togar, as he is called, works under the profession of a ‘bank keliling’. Togar gave Andre’s kampung a visit in order to collect his long-due payments, of which the debtors refused to pay. Tika, Iis’ daughter, stepped in to remind them of their ‘forgotten’ obligations and finally taught them the weight of their responsibilities they’re carrying.