Rita is a young woman from a remote village in Southern Bangladesh whose mother Pashful has been weaving baskets for Maison Bengal for many years. As a teenager, Rita helped her mother by producing the jute plait which Pashful then skillfully sews together into the desired shape. The money she earned doing this, she spent on additional tuition. Rita graduated from college with very good grades and is now studying political science at Dhaka University. She hopes to become a teacher.