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MarketPlace: Handwork of India

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Imagine living in a cramped hut on a narrow lane without clean water, adequate drainage, or solid waste facilities. Imagine further that there is a lack of public transportation and no playgrounds for children, who run barefoot through piles of rubble and dirty lots. Welcome to the slums of Mumbai, India, where seven million people, about 60% of the city's population, endure conditions so terrible that it is a wonder they can function at all.

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