Self sacrifice
 - Aloo's mother become a widow at a young age. She had five children to     care for. If she remarried, she would have an easier life. However, in their   country, her children from the first marriage will have to go to children's   home. She refused to marry again because she want to keep her children   safe with her. She sacrificed the hope of an easier life for the sake of her   children.

- Aloo's mother could have married again so that she had a husband to take care of her. However, for the sake of her children, she decided to be self-reliant and take care of her family herself. She provided for the family by opening a shop. Her children have turned out well.