Sunita Pawar(27), gets her daughter ready for school at her house in Palus, 45 kms from Sangli. Sunita's husband, Chandrakant succumbed to AIDS three years ago, and she was left alone to support her parents and her two children. She bought a sewing machine by borrowing soe money from a local NGO, and started a tailoring business. She claims that she has never cried since she came to know about her illness, mostly because it upsets her daughter. "I will laugh at this illness, I'm stronger than this silly virus and I will support my children till they can earn," says Sunita. (image by Ritesh Uttamchandani)
Sunita Pawar(27), gets her daughter ready for school at her house in Palus, 45 kms from Sangli. Sunita's husband, Chandrakant succumbed to AIDS three years ago, and she was left alone to support her parents and her two children. She bought a sewing machine by borrowing soe money from a local NGO, and started a tailoring business. She claims that she has never cried since she came to know about her illness, mostly because it upsets her daughter. "I will laugh at this illness, I'm stronger than this silly virus and I will support my children till they can earn," says Sunita.
©Ritesh Uttamchandani
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