Rag picker’s cooperative for housekeeping services touches turnover of Re.1 crore

Sixty- year-old Manjula Vaghela, a rag picker in the 1980’s, now leads a cleaners‘ cooperative which has reached a turnover of Rs 1 crore. This case of leadership has emerged from Gujarat.

Until 1981, Manjula Vaghela, now 60, used to work as a paper picker on the city streets for a living, earning Rs 5 per day. Today, she heads a cleaners‘ cooperative with 400 members that provide cleaning and housekeeping services to 45 institutions.

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