The intervention involves a day-long meeting at a treatment location in order to create ‘member groups.’ Experienced affiliates of the organization start their day by identifying low-caste, and often poor, hamlets at each treatment location. They invite these households, particularly targeting women, to attend a meeting. During this meeting, affiliates: (i) encourage individuals to speak about their problems and experiences; and (ii) discuss their own history, in particular describing the work the organization does to collectively mobilize for welfare benefits to which these households are already entitled. At the end of this meeting, which usually lasts 2-3 hours, they collect contact details of interested participants and plan future meetings. We consider this initial activity to be the intervention.