By V. Kasturi Rangan, John A. Quelch, Gustavo Herrero, Brooke Barton
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Her siblings, who were also illiterate, worked as sharecroppers in the field, but Brinda stayed home and searched for work she considered appropriate to her status. Her family also did not want her to do manual labor. Alternatively the object of scorn and jealousy, Brinda wanted badly to get out of the para (neighborhood). She wanted a white-collar job. qxp 11/16/06 3:24 PM Page 20 20 Business Solutions for the Global Poor Segmentation Criteria: Gendered Contexts of Poverty Segmentation should be based on the contexts that shape women’s lives.
This preference was linked not only to aspiration and image but also to perceptions of quality, performance, and support. With less disposable income, poor consumers also have less margin for error in their purchases, therefore steering their preferences toward established, proven brands. ” These consumers purchase more basic foodstuffs and perishables, but they are willing to pay for intermediate and leading brands in basic categories. 6 There is a well-established link between affordability and category penetration of consumer products in low-income households.
They want financial security, peace within the household (shanghare shanti), individual dignity (shonman rekhe chola), and equal gender representation in village legal and political institutions. Lending money to a low-income man is not the same as lending to a lowincome woman. She faces many obstacles; disenfranchisement and vulnerability are common themes in her microenvironment. Women not only face economic vulnerability but also low social status, discrimination in the workplace, and violence at home and outside.