Saturday, October 21, 2006
Work in India is hard if you're part of the "untouchable" class. Even though the class system was eradicated by Gandhi, it still exists. These women are carrying rocks on their heads on a dry river bed in front of the Taj Mahal, and the other two pics are of a massive outside laundry.
The amazing Self Employed Women's Union, SEWA, of India has a philosphy of organising women rather than welfare. I was fortunate to
meet some women involved in SEWA and learn about the business they set up through Oxfam's savings groups.