Climbing out of poverty

If you are a Bombayite or a Mumbaikar ( a resident of Mumbai), you would know that the best place to get bargain leather goods is Dharavi. However, it is also one nauseating shopping experience because Dharavi also happens to be the biggest slum in Asia.

Dharavi has always been a hotbed of micro entrepreneurship, with business models straight out of Prahlad’s Bottom of the Pyramid. Guardian now reports that the output of the slum is a staggering £700 mn annually.

The most incredulous fact, something that most Mumbaikars would be surprised with, is that Dharavi actually contributes to keeping Mumbai clean and green. Here’s the full article along with audio and slideshows.

Also, here’s a Youtube video showing Dharavi from the skies


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