Dewi and Putri: How Inequality Separates Two Girls from Indonesia

November 10, 2014

Dewi and Putri are two girls from Indonesia whose fortunes diverge due to their different circumstances at birth. Dewi's family belongs to the top 10% in terms of income. Putri's family is in the bottom 10% - part of the 28 million Indonesians living in poverty. Inequality divided these two girls even before they were born, and determines their future.