Rag-pickers are people in India who rummage through refuge to make a living and for their very survival. Worldview traveled to India with India Development Service (IDS) to meet with the organizers of an initiative to educate, house and uplift rag-pickers' and their children. We spoke with Ashish Jain, director of Indian Pollution Control Association about how he is teaching the rag-pickers how to recycle and develop the garbage they sort. The group provided a space for this rag-picker community by building a small village within a Delhi garbage dump. And IDS helped fund an on-site school for the rag pickers’ children.
PHOTO: (Jerome McDonnell)