Sent to work in a garment factory at age 12, Bithi has spent the last three years piecing together designer jeans destined for high-income countries.
On her first day of work, Bithi cried. “The first day I felt bad. I thought it wasn’t good. I was too small. I was surrounded by other older people,” she remembers. But that was three years ago, when she was 12. Now, it’s routine – no more tears are spilled.