In early 2009, we ventured into several different parts of india, from urban slums to rural villages. We were conducting interviews, trying to immerse ourselves into the lives we hoped to improve. What we experienced astounded us on so many levels, but one particularly fascinating sight was watching a dhobi ghat in operation. A dhobi ghat is essentially a giant washing point, with hundreds of gigantic tubs manned by hundreds of dhobi washer-men. After washing the clothes by slapping them against rocks, the dhobis hung up the clothing to dry on massive lines that spanned the landscape.The last step involved pulling the dried clothing to the ground and sorting them piece by piece.
And that was how Village Laundry Services was born.