The main reason for they are ready 2 work is illiteracy. as they nt understand the importance of banks and then takes loans fem big merchants and landlords at very high rate of interest. And then been cheated and forced 2 work on their fields.
The peasants was so poor that they had nothing to carry their living....without any option they had to work under the merchants who was cruel in the early ages.from very little money they get from the merchants make the peasants able to live...and so the merchants work even at the cruel conditions with the merchants...thepeasants just look fr their way to live..for their family..these r the common reasons fr your qstion