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How to give back to the society ?

Hi ,

Giving back to society does not mean contributing to a NGO . This is something I observed very much .. Most of the corporates will have a group and almost all the corporates give funds to “A SAME SCHOOL” .. This in no way means contribution ..giving food to already filled is not help .. I am also not saying stop giving .

The real way of helping is not providing “fish” to a hungry man , but teach him fishing ..Thats where microfinance fits .

So what you can do ?

See as I identify the section of people who need most help is

1. The transgenders ( Kojas,Hijras whatever you may call them )

2. The Housewives ( Their contribution @ home is never economically valued).

The problem of transgenders.

Disparity in Education

They r the most oppressed section in society . They dont have any seperate schools , and in normal schools tehy are the most abused / humiliated , as a result most of them generally quit before high school .

Disparity in Govt employment and Private Employment

Since most of them end up non 10th pass , they become inelgible for Govt employment . Another important aspect is  even in constitution ( Art 16, Art 15) says “No discrimation based on sex” , which rules out any provisions that can even be thought for them .

Most of them try to searchh for pvt employment , and again they are most abused here . They are even unable to get a hosue maid job because generally women are worried that these “transgenders” are more powerful and fear any “danger” from them .

As a result they generally end up in ill-legal activites , which earns them a living , which makes police always suspect them for any petty crimes that happen in locality .They are the real “abled” people made “disbaled by society .

This is not some dreamt pblm , this is on the ground situation . Next time you meet a transgender in traffic light , speak to him for 15 min , which i am sure will make your heart beat for them .

The Solution

Today I visted “Prerana” . Its a small shop which is run by transgenders . This shop gives them 2 meals a day .

What can you do ?

You can finance a shop . The cost of shop is not too heavy . It ll cost you around 3L – 4L ( ie 4 1L investors) .

1.You will get 20% of profit earned and the the transgenders will share 80% of the profit .

2.Your investment is not lost , It always exists but in kind .. like cloths or like retail etc .. And the investment you make is not “JUST A DONATION” . It earns you back something , though may be NOT HUGE profits , but still a decent amount .

3. You help some people find a “life” . You will be the eshwar , allah , GOD of their life.

4. Over a long term , your investments will earn better than what you would by keeping in the bank .

Dont you think , its a good way ?

Dont just give  a fish , Teach him fishing .

1.If you are interested to do such investments . Please do write to business.namma@gmail.com

2. I am in touch with the community of transgenders . If you find someone who is intrested drop a word

NAMMA

[ Next article on House wives .. Most exploited are women of medium class families than poor /rich families]

4 Comments»

  Himanshu wrote @

Nice Post.But I think you should also touch the negative aspects of transgenders too.Like the tricks they adopt in asking for money in trains/local places(like publicly taking of the clothes or obscene behavior with the male guys) . though that is their bread and butter but it’s very much the reason of society having a strong negative attitude towards them.Moreover i am not satisfied with the categorization of “people who needs the most help”, or “the most oppressed” because there are thousands of people who are disable(in any form),poor,landless and even though are not resorted to begging or extortion(i will firmly believe the way majority of transgenders ask for money in trains or in marriages or in the time of a new born is nothing but a extortion as any respectful person is bound to give as much money they are asking because of the “manners” they resort to.)and are very much below the poverty lines.Hence yeah transgenders do need attention/rehabilitation but for that most needed should not be left behind.Also there is also need to change the attitude of people towards them,as even till now it’s taken as a taboo topic and rarely people come forward to help them.at the end i hope that people like Shabnam Mausi who was one the first representative of them in the parliament will help to mitigate the negative image of them in public and will help them to overcome from current social ostracism in the future.

  hellotj wrote @

Nice Post.But I think you should also touch the negative aspects of transgenders too.Like the tricks they adopt in asking for money in trains/local places(like publicly taking of the clothes or obscene behavior with the male guys) . though that is their bread and butter but it’s very much the reason of society having a strong negative attitude towards them.
This is a vicious circle .. They r left with very few options which lead back to the oppression.

Moreover i am not satisfied with the categorization of “people who needs the most help”, or “the most oppressed” because there are thousands of people who are disable(in any form),poor,landless and even though are not resorted to begging or extortion
True .. there are many , but there s a solution .. Education the magic door for them .. But even this magic door is practically shut for transgenders ….[ Not coz of any rules , but coz of society’s behaviour]

(i will firmly believe the way majority of transgenders ask for money in trains or in marriages or in the time of a new born is nothing but a extortion as any respectful person is bound to give as much money they are asking because of the “manners” they resort to.)and are very much below the poverty lines

Isnt it again coz of vicious circle ..spoken above ? effort should be made to break it ..
.Hence yeah transgenders do need attention/rehabilitation but for that most needed should not be left behind.

Very true thats what as Namma we are trying to bring .. We dont accept donations .. because donations have been given now for long , but always it has been seen that only things which can be self sustained can move on .. SO invest ..

Also there is also need to change the attitude of people towards them,as even till now it’s taken as a taboo topic and rarely people come forward to help them.at the end i hope that people like Shabnam Mausi who was one the first representative of them in the parliament will help to mitigate the negative image of them in public and will help them to overcome from current social ostracism in the future.
Very true .. I have no arguments on this

  Praveen wrote @

Article 15 prohibit the state from discrimination against any citizen ONLY on religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of above. Trans gender are been kept out of school and govt office not only on sex basis but for there aggressive behavior which is part of there hormonal imbalance. But I appreciate your sympathy towards them. Instead of fighting for their right we can counsel them and help them for there growth in societty.

  Praveen wrote @

Additional information :

TN govt is first in India to provide reservation for trans gender in first grade college. Good going Anna University


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