Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India; Bhuriben and Samiben.
What I love most about my work at the International Labour Organization’s Social Finance Programme is the influence we have on the lives of the small business owners we support.
But it’s not a one-way street. On my different field missions I have crossed paths with very inspiring entrepreneurs. Zaenal Mutakquiin is one of them. He runs a catering service in Bandung, on the island of Java, Indonesia.