- Vivian Chieh & Esma Adiguzel It is saddening to know that more than 29.8% of India’s population still lives below the poverty line, meaning more than 29.8% of 1.35 billion is still struggling between their haves and have-nots. The efforts made so far have been successful, but a need for more action to eradicate … Continue reading Why is India poor?
- Vivian Chieh Today we celebrate International Day of Rural Women with an emphasis on the theme: “Rural women and girls building resilience”. This theme reminds us that with a critical need to address climate change, we should not forget the invaluable impact that rural women and girls have on building resilience. The statistics say … Continue reading Women, nature, and poverty
In any country, the micro-, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) provide multi-faceted support to the economy. India comprehended the rewards of the MSME game and started a dedicated Ministry of MSME back in 2007. MSME is an economic boon for the following reasons: The MSME sector employs over 50 million people in India which is … Continue reading SHAPE, women & Indian Economy
Buvana is one of the beneficiaries of SHAPE. She is running a successful sewing business employing five women. About a decade ago, she was in a poor financial and mental state. In 2004, Buvana married into a rich family, but her husband tragically died in 2008. With no children, and following the un-natural death of … Continue reading Buvana, the cursed widow
Believing you can do good and change the world without money or any other resources is the first step and the key to philanthropic success. When we talk about each of us being a part of the global village, we put ourselves in a position where we are part of this huge system. Each one … Continue reading How can an individual really help the poor and needy?