India: A barbershop gives Hemant income stability
Young and old people gather in an alley outside this village salon in India. It is Saturday, the busiest day at Hemant's barbershop. Hemant, 31, has been a barber for 17 years, more out of necessity than anything else. He dropped out of school and got married at just 13 years old. His wife Vandana was only 12. Child marriage was practiced in his community then, and in Hemant’s case his father’s early death quickened the process. As the eldest son, he began to take care of his mother and three younger siblings.