In rural parts of India there are villages that remain completely outside of modern society. They have no electricity, sewerage, health care, medical treatment, schools, etc. Women are often particularly vulnerable in such villages. For cultural and religious reasons girls are not allowed to travel to the nearest town to go to school. The women of the village often supplement the family income with some kind of homeworking, which frequently means that older daughters have to take care of the children and housework rather than going to school - if there is a school at all.