The vast subcontinent of India is unlike anywhere else in the world. 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.
Although India may be classed as a middle-income country, 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.