Kusum working in her own field, which is less then one acre. 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. She grows millet and corn but since her field lies in the 'dry zone', where there is no rainfall, it is very hard to harvest any crop. 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.