Women Empowerment

Smart Villages has several programs that focus on improving women's lives in the villages. Women are invariably represented at the grass-roots level and play a significant leadership role in mobilizing local resources. There are a number of programmes that have been initiated for better women participation including training the women in Information Technology.

Women Healthcare

Smart Villages has programs aimed at improving the physical well-being of the rural women. Women within the Self-Help Groups are given training in health awareness; cultivation and use of herbal medicine; and preparation of food that is inexpensive but still nutritious. More formal care is provided by a trained nurse in health clinics. The nurse brings more formal first-aid, immunizations and treatment of simple ailments to the villagers.