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Lalita, a girl from the Musahar caste (also known as 'rat eaters') teaches other young girls mathematics in her village of Koprah. She has overcome great barriers in a society that regards her as the most disadvantaged since she is a female from one of the lowest castes in India. She attended a Mahila Shikshan Kendra (Women's Education Centre) against her father's will and learned how to read, write and defend herself in a community which frequently abuses women. The centre is funded by the World Bank although it was initially started by Unicef.