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She is 17,an artisan associated with Zardozi work somewhere in District Bareilly.Actually she is part of a ‘family run business’ which barely helps to make the ends meet. The family consisting of her mother,sister and brother work together day and night on “adda” and end up saving around Rs 300/- ( around $ 4.5 ) per day. The job work is not regular and there are days when they do not earn any money.Mostly they work on Sarees but are not allowed to wear one.She has never been to a school,in fact none of the family members have attended the school.They all have started young,just not this family but all the people in the neighbourhood.
Despite the tough life,there are dreams in her eyes,hopes for a better future.

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