Helping Ourselves! (4/27)

This is also part of this series: Life Series IV (27)

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Subjects: Agriculture, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Conflict Resolution, Global Issues, Human Rights, India, Population, Poverty, Women's Studies, Youth Issues

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 25 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

Over the last 25 years India has cut absolute poverty by half. Still 440 million people live on less than a dollar a day. This Life program looks at two projects that are helping Indian communities move out of poverty - in line with the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015 - and that have succeeded in giving previously powerless people some control over their lives. In Karnataka, the IT revolution has allowed farmers to access land deeds vital to obtaining credit with which they can sow next year's harvest. In Andhra Pradesh, women's self-help groups have enabled rural women to change aspects of their lives, and given them a voice in local government.

Links: http://www.tve.org (The producer's web site) www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1406 (Producer's resources)