I came to stay with relatives in Dharavi when I was six, got married when I was 16 and gave birth to my first daughter soon after. She is now 11 years old. I have two more daughters, aged nine and five.
Both my husband and I work and we try to share our responsibilities equally. I work as a domestic maid and he works in an aluminium vessel manufacturing company.
Everyday I wake up at 6am and finish off the household work such as getting my children ready for school, cooking food and preparing a lunchbox for my husband.
I work for about three-and-a-half hours in a home nearby, where I clean and dust and wash vessels and clothes.
I return home by about 1.30pm. Then I make flower bands to earn some extra money. I cook dinner and supervise my children's studies.
My husband returns home around 8pm and then we walk for about 10 minutes to get water for our use the next day.
I don't have a direct water supply in my house - none of the houses in my area have a tap with running water. All of us must cross the railway tracks to get it.
We don't earn enough money for our expenses and often end up borrowing. Right now, I owe a lender 15,000 rupees ($327/£177). I pay 1,500 rupees ($33/£18) as interest and he hasn't even started deducting anything from my loan amount yet.
Most of the money is spent on medicines for my girls because I want to give them the best possible treatment. That sometimes means I have to take to them to a private doctor.
I am constantly concerned for the safety of my children and I practically lock them in the house after 6pm. Not only is it unsafe to play near the tracks but also the possibility of them being kidnapped or assaulted petrifies me.