M-Ward, Mumbai’s Forgotten Neighborhood
Next month I will join nine other writers and journalists to explore children’s health and survival challenges in India. We will start our trip in Mumbai, a city with some of the world’s richest, and poorest, citizens. As of now we are set to visit M-Ward, one of India’s largest slums. Many people are familiar Dharavi, one of the most prosperous slums in Asia and home to a bevy of social enterprises that generate about US$1 billion in revenues.
But M-Ward is mostly forgotten, though thankfully not by the International Reporting Project, my host next month. The following film gives a nice introduction to M-Ward and the challenges that its 800,00 residents face:
[Image credit: International Reporting Project]