Notes from the field : Bihar
This is an unedited picture. But that does n’t matter. What matters is where this picture was taken and the people in the picture. The women in the picture are all respective heads of their Self Help Groups in a small block in a district of Bihar . We visited this area since it is amongst most poor blocks of the country and it has an acute electricity problem. Not to mention that many gram panchayats in the region are Naxal infested areas. So it makes it a bit difficult to reach across to these locations, but that exactly is the reason to visit them. To work with bottom of pyramid and empower the people. There are a lot of intricacies at village level ,and only when one starts working ,one realizes the facts. For us now , we have made a good start here. The women in the picture have been working in the area since some years and are very empowered in nature. That’s a good sign.The villager peddling is our first rural entrepreneur in the region.