Usha is 6 years old. She has to look after her brother Raju whilst their parents work on the fields. The family has to spend what little money they have on medecine for Raju. Usha is rarely able to attend school or play.
Her brother Raju developed skeletal flourosis due to naturally occuring high levels of flouride in their village drinking water. Raju can't walk; the flourosis has affected his central nervous system, bones and joints.