Ram Rati's story

Ram Roti smilling infront of a white background
Image: Esther Havens for The Adventure Project

Ram Rati used to be confined to the four walls of her home. Now, she's a fully trained handpump mechanic.

Mahoba, Northern India, is an area where girls rarely go to school and women don’t often speak in public. Ram Rati, barely five feet tall, shocks most people simply by gallantly riding her bike into villages. And then she opens her toolbox and fixes their well.