The anganwadi system was started by the government to combat child hunger in rural India and provide them with basic health care facilities. With a largely woman-centric workforce, anganwadis have been instrumental in empowering women by providing employment.

However, many centres do not have the infrastructure necessary to function properly = due to the negligence of the panchayats that run them. For the anganwadi workers of Chattisgarh's Gariaband district, it wasn't just healthcare responsibilities they had to oversee. Seven years after the anganwadi was set up, it didn't even have its own building. After several applications to the panchayat went unanswered, the women decided to solve the problem themselves.

A community correspondent for Video Volunteers documented the workers' efforts.