Local problems, global solutions
Living in the shadow of the majestic mountains, Bharti and Jain soon found that a number of conditions were hampering the economic progress of the people of their locality. They set up a social organization, AVANI, to help local communities access basic infrastructure amenities like electricity.AVANI was set up as the Kumaon Chapter of The Social Work and Research Center, also known as the Barefoot College, based in Rajasthan.
“We worked on the premise that everyone can do everything if they are provided with the opportunity. We also believe you have to trust people, so we never look for professional qualifications; instead we help train the labor force,” explains Bharti.
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