Sneha, 25.
Sneha had to quit school to care for her two younger siblings, and began dressing in girls' clothes. Her father would come home, see her in a dress and beat her. She fled to Mumbai when she was sixteen and survived by begging. At eighteen she entered the sex trade. Now that she is in a position to send money home, her family has accepted her, and Sneha goes back to her village every year and stays with her parents for two months. She married her first boyfriend against his family's wishes; Sneha would like him to take a second wife so they can start a family and she will continue to visit for two months every year. She puts the happiness of her husband and his parents first.