In India one is always struck by the strength, patience, diligence and tolerance among the vast majority of women form the deprived sections who endure quietly untold physical and mental hardships and bear the burden of the family.
Shanti has helped so far many women and their families in the neighborhood by responding to their varied needs and diverse problems. A few examples of the assistance given are construction of coconut leaf huts, providing electricity, basics like stoves, utensils, fans, bicycles etc., clearing of loans (taken at high rates of interest), help start small ventures with low investment, like the selling of tender coconuts, fire wood, vegetables, snacks etc. and supporting mothers and their newborn babies.