Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sex workers bank

The Hindustan Times reports that a co-operative bank has been set up in Kamathipura, the red-light area of Mumbai, by the sex-workers, called Sangini Mahila Seva Cooperative Society.

The co-operative is run by the sex-workers themselves, takes deposits from them, provides them loans, and also procures goods from the wholesale markets and sells them at lower prices.

This is an interesting idea, and I wish them all the success.

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