In a low-income housing area, washing hangs from the windows in narrow alleyways and children cluster around the doorways.
Inside some of the darkened rooms, women are twisting together coils and plastic, making hair clips. It's modest work - but helps them earn a living.
"I can buy myself what I want," says 33-year-old Ranjana Vishwakarma, with a laugh. "I can buy myself a sari! Or I can get something that my child needs - a book or something for school, like a pencil or eraser. I no longer need to depend on my husband for everything."