"My greatest achievement has not just been in material terms, but the respect I now receive from the community."
Shama / Dhanpatganj, Sultanpur
"The Samooh (SHG) is our family, our life, our inheritance. We would never allow it to disintegrate. We are what we are today because of it. After us, our daughters will take over."
Seeta / Bahadurpur, Amethi
"We are no longer afraid of government machinery. We have realised what is rightfully ours can be demanded when we stand together and assert ourselves as a group."
Poonam / Jalesar Tehsil, Etah