Musahars in Bihar live a terrible life

ATRI/WAZIRGANJ (Gaya): In Bihar’s high-stake political battle, Musahars – an influential group of dalits within the 16% Mahadalit voters in the state – continue to survive in terrible living conditions, without even enough food and clothes. A drive through Banganga-Atri road off National Highway 82 (Nawada-Gaya), reveals that Musahars, an extremely poor community of mostly…

Merely funding NGOs not enough; philanthropists like Amit Chandra helping to build their ‘capacity’Economic Times, 7 Oct, 2014

Prolific donors like Chandra would like to see at least a few hundred NGOs operating on scale. His capacity-building forays are beginning to address shortcomings of NGOs that impede quick scale-up. Take Pipal Tree Foundation, which trains unemployed youth in the rural hinterland in skills like masonry, steel work for construction, plumbing and painting. It…