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