In this area of rural Rajasthan there are serious obstacles to the healthy birth and early development of children. Whereas government incentives have meant more births happen in hospitals, infants now face more problems with malnutrition and early years health. By facilitating women’s health and self-help groups, GVNML works to improve village sanitation, access to medical facilities, food quality and health education ultimately leading to healthy, happy children. The aim is to ensure mothers and their children are adequately cared for in the critical periods of pregnancy, birth and early growth. Health is carefully monitored - mothers are routinely tested for diseases and each newborn received a heavily subsidised amount of bulgar wheat and vegetable oil. We see work in women’s rights as inseparable from work to improve maternal and children’s health.