Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wall Hanging's from a Street Vendor...


Making a living was never a challenge for creative minds, Home decor simplified via these golden hanging's with mirror work and sold directly to the consumers by this street vendor. In a short span of 15-20 minutes he managed to sell all of these...

A large section of street vendors in urban areas are those with low skills and who have migrated to the larger cities from rural areas or small towns in search of employment. These people take to street vending when they do not find other means of livelihood. Though the income in this profession is low, the investment too is low and the people do not require special skills or training. Hence for these people, men and women, street vending is the easiest form for earning their livelihood.

Moreover, as such hawkers have no other means of livelihood, they too have no option but to carry on with their trade, even if it means facing police beatings and harassment by municipal staff, who have a vested interest in keeping the vendors insecure and grovelling. They use the illegal status of the vendors to fleece them of a good part of their earnings.
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) was initiated by SEWA in September 1998 to bring together the street vendor organisations of India so as to collectively struggle for macro-level changes which had become imminent to support the livelihood of around 10 million vendors which stood severely threatened due to outdated laws and changing policies, practices and attitudes of the powers that be. More >>
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3 comments:

Carol Thu Aug 10, 09:35:00 PM GMT+5:30  

That's terrible about the police and others taking some of the meager earnings of these vendors.

Terra Vecchia Fri Aug 11, 06:05:00 AM GMT+5:30  

des couleurs de la vie le luxe de la découverte au fil du temps bref un endroit toujours aussi merveilleux...

Rajesh Dangi Fri Aug 11, 10:34:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Carol and terra.

terra > apologies, but can't read through your comments ( not in english)