Lila never went outside her village and usually stayed back in the house. Now being the secretary of her SHG, she goes regularly to the bank in the town and to the bazaar. She has learned how to speak in front of others, especially men, and is now confident about speaking at meetings despite the traditions of the village. She is no longer obeying ghoonghat (veil). Lila is now in charge of all the household matters, while her husband is concentrating more on field work. She plans to continue with her literacy class as she is eager to learn more and save more money in order to use it for the enhancement of livelihood. She also wants to further change the situation of women in the village by approaching the Panchayat and speaking there about their problems. This is presently forbidden by the men and she is hoping that will change if the whole SHG participates collectively in the process.