This paper will be based on your reading of the assigned book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”, and require that you analyze the Mumbai slum environment presented in the book and evaluate the potential for social enterprise and social innovation to improve the lives of people living in these extreme poverty conditions. The paper should be about 4 double spaced pages, and should be appropriately sourced and referenced and reflect additional concentrated reading in support of your paper’s thesis.
Annawadi, the Mumbai slum:
Half an acre. 335 huts. 3,000 people. And a concrete wall that is supposed to hide them from view. Annawadi sits beside the road to the Mumbai airport, on “a stretch where new India and old India collided and made new India late.”
– Why you’re investing?
– How do you want to invest?
What kind of impact investor would support investment (behind beautiful forever)?
I would this the paper to be divided into the 3 sections bellow:
I. Diagnosis of Poverty (in India)
Conditions that exacerbate the problem (Impediment to poverty):
– religious beliefs
II. Opportunities to Improve (in context of Annawadi slum, discuss each)
– Village banking (micro-credit)
– Waste treatment
– Community governance
II. Enterprise Solutions (analysis of waste management enterprise)
– waste management based in Pucallpa:
– Why is it a good social enterprise? Sustainability?
– Business model? Scalable? Replicable?
– How can Annawadi slum benefit from it?
– What are its downfalls?