Don't you think that these poor souls deserve much more?Have you seen a sixty plus or at least a fifty plus woman, desperately trying to catch your attention and sell flowers that women wear on their head? At best, after all the hard work, such women might end up making just Rs. 100 or less per day. They do all the hard work. In several pockets of South India, we can easily meet such illiterate people. Maybe, the individual has a son who is working somewhere. Or maybe, she wants to make some money so that she can live her own life without troubling anyone. Even casual conversations indicate that they live in their own small houses or rented houses in villages, near the biggest town, where they seek to sell all the flowers.
What sort of social security can we give them? For example, anyone spending more than Rs.200 on any purchase of any item in the local area can be requested to donate just Rs. 2/-. This corpus can then be matched by an equal amount from the rich traders or the local corporate organizations and this amount can possibly help them with a small amount every month. Can we think of some similar ways to help these poor souls? Remember, there are at least two hundred of them in even small towns.