This is Maryam. She is 10 years old. She lives in Uttar Pradesh in India. Her family has had limited access to employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is told that she has to work in a garment factory in order to support her family.
Maryam is woken up at the crack of dawn by Anirudh, her father, to work in the garment factory. She does not go to school. In the rush to get to work, she does not eat breakfast.
In the factory, Maryam works with putting clothes together. She works 2 hours every day. She earns very little and returns home feeling exhausted.