Sria’s husband was taken to pull bricks out of the searing heat of the kiln, leaving her the grueling work of fitting hundreds of new blocks into their molds for the sun to bake dry. He tried to stay as long as he could, knowing their pay rested on how many bricks they turned out each day, but in the end, he didn’t have a choice.
The best part about owning goats was that they required very little upkeep. Each nanny could give birth to up to four in a year which they could then sell or raise for their meat. She glanced down at her emaciated form and thought how welcome goat meat would be to her family’s meager diet.