The Village Changemakers

I heard about this comic book, The Village Changemakers, published by Plain Ink, through Clare Mulvany. Plain Ink is a social enterprise that wants to “fuel a better story” in the developing world. Its work on issues in Afghanistan was featured in Good last year.

Check out their latest comic on sanitation in India below. There may be some hidden assumptions about “development” embedded within (“What happens in big cities Dada ji?”) and I wonder how the watsan technical folks would view it. Where I find the value is in who is portrayed as the solution seekers and the agents of change, that is, not us aid workers, philanthropists or do-gooders.

Now that’s definitely a better story…


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