I have been to the Indian subcontinent (India and Nepal) seven times in 2008 when I decided to return to it to discover rickshaw-wallahs’ living conditions. In October 2008, I went to Dhaka with the contact details of a rickshaw-wallah. This man is a subsistence farmer from the north of Bangladesh and he is a rickshaw-wallah in addition in Dhaka. So, I immersed myself in the rickshaw-wallahs’ environment for about 6 weeks thanks to him, and then, I bought a rickshaw to further understand their living conditions. After sharing these weeks, I left Dhaka and my friend. I went alone along Bangladesh’s roads and I continued my trip to India...
So, let's travel on websites and visit them...
I came back to Bangladesh (2012 - march) in order to contact and make appointments with NGO and personalities whose work on subject of Rickshaw-Wallahs, and I met :
- Rob Gallagher who wrote "Rickshaws of Bangladesh" Editor University Press Limited
They all gave me very interesting information, so that now, I am thinking about how I could “help” Rickshaw-Wallahs of Bangladesh from France where I am living...
Probably by creating here in next future, "something" for supporting "stakeholders" of Bangladesh whose work with Rickshaw-Wallahs...
For more information : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nota : I came back to Bangladesh in 2012... :