Clearly, to substantially reduce poverty in India—or anywhere else—will require trans-formation of unjust socioeconomic and political structures that go far beyond village-based health and rehabilitation measures. But in the meantime, such measures can help the most vulnerable villagers cope a bit more successfully. By coming together to solve their problems, perhaps in time a critical mass of “people who care for one another as equals” will be reached so that, collectively, they can begin to demand and work for more far-reaching change.