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Lakshmi and Pratiba are dying to escape the slums they live in now. They want to improve on their situation in any way they can. Once they even stole some money from a shopkeeper. They didn’t get away with it, however, and had to hand over the money to the police. Now they are trying to face up to the hard fact that if they cannot go to school they will have a very difficult time leaving the shanty town they live in.