Kamla’s resilience brought about real change in her village. Kamla was a child bride at 11 and had her first child at 12. Trained by The Hunger Project, she learnt negotiation skills, and boosted her self-confidence. This empowered her to solve a local problem: some men in the village were wasting precious family funds at the local illegal liquor shop. Kamla led a peaceful and successful sit-in at the shop, and it was shut down. This meant that these men stopped spending their money on alcohol and abusing their wives and children.