Tijara - District in Mewat, North India

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This was a short trip to the so called "Bottom of the Pyramid" to better understand what it actually is like. We have read the books and seen the youtube clips - but who are the people and what is the place like? So a very small snippet...

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Tijara - District in Mewat, North India

  1. 1. Scenes from Tijara, Mewat. 2 hours or 200 years from Delhi – depends on our perspective. A district in Mewat – on the borders of Haryana and Rajasthan in India These pictures were taken to capture the spirit of the place and the people, not to depict the grinding poverty there. Most families in the area live on about Rs 30,000 per year for a family of 8..
  2. 2. GEN Initiative and End Povertyworking together in Tijara district
  3. 3. Local charity called “End Poverty” has staff on the ground. These are two young men form the local villages who get around
  4. 4. Our hosts – were allocated land of departing muslims during partition when they came from Pakistan
  5. 5. Hospitality – despite grinding poverty
  6. 6. Local petrol station
  7. 7. Teacher explains design particular to the area
  8. 8. Childcare – while learning a skill
  9. 9. Quilt making – work in progress
  10. 10. “My sister is the best at Quilt making so I learn from her”
  11. 11. Farmer’s son
  12. 12. Modesty
  13. 13. Penny for your thoughts
  14. 14. What are her dreams?
  15. 15. The village
  16. 16. Local petrol station
  17. 17. School House
  18. 18. Shelter for dung cakes (used for fires) made of dung with patterns Women often suffer snake bites when they retrieve cakes
  19. 19. Class – Teacher is in red shawl in the middle
  20. 20. Who remembers Sue?
  21. 21. Resourceful lads
  22. 22. Wickets
  23. 23. Rural transport!

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