We’ve all seen cycle rickshaws but have you ever wondered about the life of a rickshaw puller? Does he own the rickshaw? How much does he make in a day? Is the money enough to feed his family?
But Dr. Pradip Sarmah from Assam has definitely given it a deep thought. He founded Rickshaw Bank, an NGO that provides micro-finance to Indian rickshaw drivers. Moreover, the idea that the rickshaw pullers can be owners of their own vehicle is simply ingenious.
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In a country of about 8 million underprivileged rickshaw pullers, the story of this man’s grit and determination deserves to be heard.