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Addressing Poverty through Business - Creative Handicrafts Industries Addressing Poverty through Business - Creative Handicrafts Industries
24/01/2014
CREATIVE HANDICRAFTS INDUSTRIES – Addressing Poverty through Business This is a successful organisation established to help those in extreme poverty in the slums of Mumbai which has now been running for over 30 years. It was started in 1984 by a Spanish missionary – a nun who was nearly 60 at the time but who saw the misery of the women in the slums and wanted to act. She saw that they had no equality, no empowerment and were treated as second class objects. As  long as the husband was working, they could survive but as soon as he lost work,...
An Amazing Indian Gentleman - Microfinance and Self-help Groups in India An Amazing Indian Gentleman - Microfinance and Self-help Groups in India
16/01/2014
An AMAZING INDIAN GENTLEMAN As part of my recent trip to India, I was privileged to spend two or three hours in the company of Aloysius Prakash Fernandez – the founder of Myrada, the organisation which hosted us for the first four days of our trip, a man with a distinguished career which covers roles in the World Bank, the Canadian and Indian Government. Perhaps it says something about his humility in that, having bought all four books which documented the development of Myrada and provide practical help with implementing their model, there is nowhere in any of them a write...

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