Humans of the World: Molly from India

“Everyone should be dispensable,” Molly stressed while talking about the enterprises she helped develop.

Molly is the Director for Enterprises of Timbaktu Collective. She promotes organic farming and supports the following initiatives: a weaving unit with young marginalized women who work on natural dyes; sale of handmade soap made by people with disabilities; and a small organic shop of local produce providing direct income to the community.

Timbaktu Collective is a non-profit organization working for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) India. Through the years, they have empowered women who had no access to finance, put up a school, and transformed the area damaged by fire, overgrazing, and desertification into what it is now, a flourishing forest.

Molly feels privileged living a simple life in a place where there’s community, camaraderie, and good food. It is where she wants to spend more time on the land – growing, tilling, and harvesting.

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Molly and advocates of the organic movement from the Philippines. (Photo Credit: Victoriano Tagupa)

 

 

Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

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