At 23, Kiranjit Kaur leads the fight seeking justice for victims of farmer suicides in the state of Punjab, India’s bread basket [Naveen Sharma/Al Jazeera]

Mansa, Punjab, India – With a scarf around her head and carrying a bottle of cold water in her backpack, Kiranjit Kaur goes door to door as the sun beats down on Kotra Kalan village, calling on women to join an upcoming meeting about farmer suicides.

Two years ago she set up Kisan Mazdoor Khudkushi Peedit Parivar Committee, an organisation to support families of suicide victims, bringing together widows and relatives of impoverished farmers who – struggling with crippling debt – killed themselves in Punjab, the bread basket of India.

After one door opens, Kiranjit gently hugs the woman behind it

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