Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Girl Stars - Kiran the Junkyard Dealer from Patna

Kiran Devi is a junkyard dealer and serial entrepreneur; Kiran lives in Patna, Bihar, India. Kiran took a small loan to open her junkyard where she lives - two roads cross in the center of the city of Patna and you will find Kiran somewhere in between.

The "Girl Stars" project includes this series of films documenting the stories of girls from the most disadvantaged communities across five northern states of India who, through attaining education, have managed to break the shackles of socio-economic constraints and make successful, self-sufficient lives for themselves. These young women have become role models in their communities and beyond, inspiring girls to go to school and continue their education.