Renowned author and journalist Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos uses her talent for investigative reporting to take us deep into the poorest villages in India. Yet, far from being passive victims of their circumstances, the women who live there have joined forces and are making astute use of microcredit to break the cycle of poverty. Based on a number of trips to India between 2001 and 2008, Arnopoulos shows her sense of solidarity and desire for authenticity by sharing the daily life of these villagers. This firstperson account of her extensive travels focuses primarily on these women`s inspiring sucess stories. After witnessing many such situations firsthand, she believes these villages have a potential strength equal to that of the modern, hightech cities in India.