49-year-old Rekha Katimani, hailing from Chikkodi in the Belgaum district of Karnataka, runs her own betel leaves business. She buys them in bulk and sells them during weekly markets in Chikkodi and nearby villages. Everyone in her family has been involved in this business for the past 15 years, and whatever she knows, she learned from them. She is able to make a profit of Rs. 400 to 500 during a single market day.
Renuka in her house