SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

Ulfat Rahim, 26, moves early in the chilling cold through her home in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, to find households who need help.

She usually moves at around 8.30 a.m. local time (0300GMT) and comes back home by 4.00 p.m. (1030GMT) in the afternoon while earning 100-200 Indian rupees ($1.4-$2.8) a day to support herself and her aged mother.

Rahim and her mother Maala Begum are the only companions for each other despite, having eight siblings including four brothers and three sisters who are married and live separately now.

“There is nobody for us,

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