The Mewar region of Rajasthan has a history of valiant women figures, however, such reverence bears little resemblance to the reality of women living here today. A large majority of the women with whom we work, face complex socio-economic challenges that impede their freedom and advancement in society. It is not uncommon for women in this region to quit their studies prematurely owing to early marriages and strict patriarchal norms. Many of them have never stepped out of the home to work. Those who do manage to find work, often lack the skill, direction and opportunity to earn a decent living for themselves. In the absence of any significant income-earning opportunity in the region, it became imperative for us as an organisation to create a viable source of livelihood for these women.