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The Indian Model - Addressing Poverty through Self-help Groups and Microfinance The Indian Model - Addressing Poverty through Self-help Groups and Microfinance
03/02/2014
During my recent trip to India, I spent four days in Karnataka with an Indian NGO, Myrada. This organisation started here in 1983 around the town of Kolar which had suffered large-scale job losses as the result of the demise of the gold mining industry there – an unexpected connection right from the start with Purple Shoots since we are starting in an area in a very similar situation in South Wales. Myrada’s work spread to the rural areas and a lot of the work I saw whilst I was with them was in small rural communities or small towns. Through...

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