Maili groaned in pain as she mustered the strength to get out of bed. Each movement brought excruciating pain, due to an advanced case of arthritis. It was rare to see such severity in a woman her age… yet not very many women had been through what she had. In the hopes of escaping poverty, Maili moved overseas to seek employment. Unfortunately, the only work she could find required intense physical labor, under the authority of ruthless employers who worked her to the bone. By the time she returned home, her body was so weak and her arthritis so advanced that she was no longer able to work. For years she cried out to the Hindu gods, pleading for healing, but none came.