A brick kiln worker, Tetri Devi weighed a mere 32 kgs during her pregnancy. She was not only anemic but was also suffering from complications of diarrhoea and malnutrition. To support her family, she worked in harsh conditions in a brick kiln till the eighth month of her complicated pregnancy. It was during this difficult time an ASHA worker – Pratima Devi visited her. She counselled and assisted her to SDH (Sub division hospital) Sherghati where Tetri Devi was provided with much needed medical care and medicines.
She was taught about nutritious food, proper personal care and the importance of giving birth in a hospital. With timely help from Pratima Devi, Tetri Devi gave birth to Dhanraj.