In her third report in a series, CNN's Sara Sidner examines an Indian village's residents, who, once freed, are now making their own lives. One former debt slave, Pholwati Devi, was once relegated to the lowest level of Indian society but is now her local village representative, winning an election over those who had run things in her village for generations.
- Read Part 1 of CNN's Sara Sidner's report from India: Generations pay off debts through slavery
– And read Part 2: Fear accompanies road to freedom: 'My father is dead. So I am working'
– India official: It's not slavery
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