Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

India

Abstract

Community-based businesses (CBBs) are important in developing rural areas. This project evaluated the feasibility of CBB’s in Northern India’s Kamand Valley. Through interviews with fifty-seven respondents, we obtained information on resources, interest in participating in a CBB, and products purchased in the market. Our findings indicated potential for the development of a CBB in the Kamand Valley, and an assortment of products. We made recommendations for two prospective CBB’s: producing soap made from soapnuts, and creating handwoven products.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

India

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