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This story is part of ILRF's Mothers' Stories series, which highlights a working mother around the world every day before Mother’s Day In this testimony Malika, a soccer ball varnisher in Pakistan, describes the affects of the factory’s change from salary compensation to a contractual basis. Additionally Malika fell ill and was burdened by medical expenses and her daughter’s college tuition. Moni has worked in a garment factory in Bangladesh since age 14, 21 years. She describes her average day of chores at home and duties at work. She explains the situation of female workers in her factory and the repression she faced while trying to organize a union at her workplace.