An Empire for Poor Working Women, Guided by a Gandhian Approach

by Christine Sine

International Women’s Day may be over but I keep coming across stories that I want to share about women whose lives have made a difference particularly to those who live in poverty.  Here is an inspiring story about Ela Bhatt who started India’s first woman’s bank.

THIRTY-FIVE years ago in this once thriving textile town, Ela Bhatt fought for higher wages for women who ferried bolts of cloth on their heads. Next, she created India’s first women’s bank.  Read the entire article

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