Came across this old lady, selling pencil cases and small purses for about 100 rupees each, outside the TemKandy Old Ladyple of The Tooth in Kandy. She could not communicate with us as she knew only Sinhala. The worried furrow on her face  is because she thought we would leave without buying anything. And she was desperately asking a passerby to translate for her, till our guide came to her rescue. A mother of three children, all working in good jobs, but she continues to sell these knick-knacks, to maintain her economic independence.

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