The vast subcontinent of India is unlike anywhere else in the world. To do justice to a trip here, you’ll need a fair chunk of time and a healthy sense of wonder.
There are the instantly recognisable sites – the Taj Mahal, the Ganges flowing through the sacred city of Varanasi, the colourful architecture of Jaipur – that are understandable tourist favourites.
There are truly unique destinations, like the former French colony of Pondicherry with its European flavours or the hippy hang out of Goa. Wherever you travel in this amazing country, you are sure to make unforgettable memories.
It may be classed as a middle income country, but India’s wealth and development has not spread evenly across the country’s enormous population.
Women are a particularly vulnerable group in Indian society, and, in a desperately poor place where almost half the population earns less than $1 per day, they are doubly oppressed and disadvantaged. Tradition and patriarchy subject women to a life of servitude to fathers, husbands and sons.
On a Global Village build, you will be working alongside female headed households to help give families a brighter future.