Now an attempt is being made to break the cycle by which the girls of each generation enter the trade. But in avoiding making chapatis, Nita has signed up to a life in which she will deal with 20 to 30 clients per day, until she reaches her forties. They earn between 1, and 1, rupees a day. Ritu and Manju each have a daughter, whose fathers were clients. Nita, a virgin in the hut next door, has four sisters, all prostitutes. The "first time" is a valued commodity for which the middle-class businessmen who pass this way are prepared to pay a premium.