After the sudden death of her father 16-year-old Ruksana shares the burden of raising the family along with her mother. She works in the shoe industry of her area, her work is to attach the strap to chappal (slippers) sole. She earns about one rupee for every 12 pairs of chappals.
Stuck in a cycle of poverty, Ruksana, like her parents, has never been to school. She has now been enrolled in a vocational training where she is learned tailoring. Her work in slipper making has reduced and she is glad that she is learning a trade which will help her establish an income for herself in the long-run.