Badnaini Subadramma and Sombabu from Kuthangi Thadiput are a tight knit family of five, their children – two sons and a daughter – receive primary education. They’ve taken a keen interest in regenerative agricultural practices taught by volunteers of the Naandi Foundation, which has helped them expand their yield year on year. By cutting out middlemen and receiving fair prices –  for coffee, turmeric, pepper, pulses and millets – they’ve been able to invest in heirloom gold jewellery as well as plots of land.