The Light Project: Incentivizing Recycling in Rio de JaneiroInfrastructure & Transportation | October 13, 2011
Just days after her company set up the first large-scale...
During the monsoon in 2008, the Kosi river broke through its embankment and spilled over hundreds of villages in northern Bihar. More than 2.3 million people were affected. Every employee in the Mahindra Group donated one day’s pay, and the company matched their gifts. With these funds, Mahindra Consulting Engineers (MACE) put their expertise to work to rebuild the village of Pattori.
In a country of more than one billion people, not being able to prove your identity can cause serious problems. Banks might deny you loans, benefits meant for you might go to someone else, and you might not even be able to purchase a SIM card for your mobile phone. In the worst cases, corrupt middlemen might even divert your paycheck.