Priyangani, 29: "Life is very difficult,but I have to live".
The paint job takes place on the pavement outside Priyangani's house
Priyangani Perera makes her livelihood by painting iron beds, cupboards, chairs and tables. She is a single mother of eight-year-old Sewanthi. Priyangani lost her husband in 2002. He was hit by a bus in frontof her eyes, and died on the spot. Each day she gets up at 5.30am ,and works until midnight.She earns Rupees10/= for painting a bed.On a good day she can earn Rupees 500/=. Other days she is left with nothing. Her father and aunt are living in the same house. Priyangani has to support the whole family.