Meliana is a 36 year old widow and a mother of 5 children (5 to 13 years old).
After the death of her husband, Meliana became a rubber tapper. That stopped two years ago, when she became blind. Her village doctor said it was due to excessive crying when her husband died.
As a result, her 13 year-old eldest daughter left school to become a rubber tapper, taking Meliana’s place.
Meliana knows now that her sight is regained, she must put her daughter back to school, or the poverty cycle will not end in her family.
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