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Jyotsna Mahendra is a teacher at BALSEWA Daycare. The BALSEWA Center, run by the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a trade union for poor, self-employed women in the informal sector, holistically addresses the issues of women working in the informal sector by providing affordable daycare, health check-ups, and educational programs. The Center's daycare allows SEWA members to earn essential income for their family while keeping their children in a safe educational space. Working mothers pay just 150 rupees a month, and the Center usually has about 30 children enrolled.


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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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