West Bengal: Tea Plantations and Microfinance - Uncornered Market
Closed Hospital at Tea Estate - West Bengal, India

Closed Hospital at Tea Estate - West Bengal, India

Kathalguri Tea Estate closed in July 2002, but 80% of its workers and their families (around 8,500 people) still live there trying to eek out a living doing manual work, when available, in the area or across the border in Bhutan. The hospital closed years ago, but doctors visit a couple times a week and volunteers help to distribute medicine. The school only has 2-3 teachers for over 500 students. Life is anything but easy here. © www.uncorneredmarket.com

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