Boys at Assi Ghat in Varanasi, India, prepare to sell food and drinks to visitors who come to the ghat for the evening Fire Purifying Ceremony

Click on title to view photo in large format. Many of India’s nearly nearly three billion residents struggle on a daily basis to eek out an existence. Poverty is endemic and there are not enough jobs to go around. The government has increased social services to the most at-risk members of society, but the amount spent on social safety nets is still less than one percent of the country’s GDP, according to the Word Bank. Creativity and ingenuity, along with a willingness to work hard, are required in…

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