A tea-picker at the start of her day. Along with their wages, the pickers get rations of food each week: so much tea, flour, sugar and rice and they have a free room to live in with their families in what are called "lines" - a low row of modest buildings. They have electricity and many have television sets which receive one or two channels, but there is no running water and of course, no modern toilets. Drinking water comes from barrels. They do receive free health care and their children do go to school, but most leave after elementary school to go to work.