“During the Chilly Farming season, we always worked with family members as a Unit. Little fingers work faster in chilli planting and plucking. During season 1 (Jan to April) and 2 (May to September), our family earning would be between Rs 300 to 500 per day. We never looked at our girls’ education as a priority. However, we allowed our girls to go to school when we got to know about free and compulsory education for children between 6-14 years of age. During the Covid-19 crisis, my ender daughter has become a teacher for the other two girls at home. She is also educating others in our village”. – says Harshini’s mother Bhagya Lakshmi.