Surrogate Mothers of India's 'Cradle of the World'

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Dhiraj Khristi, 36, tends to his buffaloes at their farm house in Anand, Gujarat, India on 9th December 2012. Dhiraj's sister had convinced his wife Pinki to become a surrogate together in 2008 and Pinki has since done 2 surrogacies. While the couple used to make 2000-5000 rupees per month from farming and as labourers, she had made over 850,000 from both her surrogacies and had bought land, buffaloes and saved 320,000 rupees in a fixed deposit. They have both also convinced other villagers to become surrogates and earned a small amount from a successful introduction to Dr. Nayana Patel resulting in pregnancy. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Marie-Claire France