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Biru is now a respected member of his community. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia

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Biru and his wife Budhni sit with their children outside their house in their village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia
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Biru and his wife Budhni sit with their children outside their house in their village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia

Biru is one of over 26 million people living with a disability in India who also live in poverty. Determined to overcome the odds, Biru participated in an entrepreneurship and livelihoods training program run by Caritas Australia’s partner, Caritas India. With these skills, Biru has opened his own bicycle repair shop. He is now financially independent and can forge a path out of poverty for his four young daughters.

Your support can help empower other entrepreneurs living with a disability, like Biru, to become independent and self-reliant.

 

"My parents did not send me to school, but I will send my children to get educated."

Biru

A day in the life of Biru

Living in the Jharkhand state of India, Biru takes you through what it's like to work as a bike repair mechanic in rural India.

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Biru is seen at a field where he used to graze cattle before setting up his bicycle repair shop in his village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia

Increase income for vulnerable communities

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Biru with family members and neighbours at his bicycle repair shop outside his home in his village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia.

Raise community awareness about disability rights

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Biru is seen working at his bicycle repair shop outside his home in his village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia

Support entrepreneurship training

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Biru with family members and neighbours at his bicycle repair shop outside his home in his village in the state of Jharkhand, India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia.

Support people like Biru

I'd like to make this donation

I would like to give

can provide a toilet for a family in Mozambique
a month could buy water filters to provide families and students in Malawi with access to clean and safe water.

Other amount

will help vulnerable communities to create a better tomorrow

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible