Often, my best pictures come not from planning, but from serendipity. In 1998, National Geographic sent me to Bangladesh to look at microenterprises helping women gain financial independence. Returning from one shoot, I noticed beautiful, brightly colored cloths hanging inside a yard. I stopped and learned the cloth was produced by a woman who ran the company with her husband and sons. I photographed her as she walked through the hanging fabric, checking on the dyes while they dried. She explained her business had been started with the support of Grameen Bank, a pioneer in making microloans to women. At the time, she said, the bank only lent to women since they were more likely to pay back the loan.