#Repost @officialhumansofbombay (@get_repost) ・・・ "I came to Bombay as a tourist, but when I saw that there were so many opportunities for work - I decided to make the move. All my life I've made leather goods, but when I came to Bombay I had to make it a profitable business...so I came to Dharavi. Here I found space, all the materials I require and a place to stay. People look at Dharavi as dirty - but it's home to thousands of people like me, who had no other way. Today, I possess an art of making leather bags ; even if I see someone carrying a particular bag, I can replicate it by looking at it for a few seconds. I'm a poor man but I've enrolled my son in Computer classes so he can digitalise our business...I'm trying to keep up with the way of the World. It's a simple concept - for India to grow, business has to grow. Whether we're big players or small players...if we have business we have money. Today my products are sold Internationally from this 10 by 10 room in a slum...but when it's worn abroad do people discriminate based on where it was made? Call it dirty, call it a slum -- but our products are A1. My only message to the PM would be - 'Chote business ko bhi badhao, Sarkar...India ussi tarah badega!"
Hi, My name is Megha Gupta and I am raising funds for Wayshowers Foundation which is working towards skills training and overall development of craftsmen and their families in Dharavi. We are at present taking care of 100 craftsmen and need 5 lakh rupees to set up vocational training centre for craftsmen and activity centre for their children.Kindly support our cause by donating and sharing our fundraiser.
We are going to give incentives like payment of child's tuition fee to craftsmen to attend these training workshops via our points based program called Soccs and have several such benefits planned which improve their work skills and the standard of living of their families.Donate