Tackling Indian poverty through job creation

One of the problems with charity is that it doesn’t address the root of a problem—people not being able to support themselves. In India, and around the world, a new form of business employs those who would normally receive charity to make consumer and other goods, so they can be self-sufficient. The Society for Child Development in India has a program that employs those with sight impairments and learning disabilities to make colorful powder used for Hindu festivals out of flowers sourced from hotels and temples around Delhi. The project provides those with the income they need, while at the same time proving to be a lucrative business model, growing 150 percent last year.

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Tackling Indian poverty through job creation

One of the problems with charity is that it doesn’t address the root of a problem—people not being able to support themselves. In India, and around the world, a new form of business employs those who would normally receive charity to make consumer and other goods, so they can be self-sufficient. The Society for Child Development in India has a program that employs those with sight impairments and learning disabilities to make colorful powder used for Hindu festivals out of flowers sourced from hotels and temples around Delhi. The project provides those with the income they need, while at the same time proving to be a lucrative business model, growing 150 percent last year.

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