Kusum working in a cotton field as a day labourer where she earns 25 rupees (0.61 USD) a day. She gets up at 5am to begin her household chores, after which she works as a day labourer from 8am to 2pm. After that she returns to complete her household chores and attend to her three children before going and working in her own feild from 4pm to 7pm. Kusum is a widow living with HIV. One of her children is also HIV positive, one is not, and the status of the third is still unknown.