Tanya Gohil is selling Indian food from a stall called Devi’s at Maltby Street market in London, in order to raise money for a girls’ school in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer town.
Gohil studied economics and development at Manchester University and visited India twice, once to help a girls’ education organisation and the second time for road-testing recipes. She aims to raise up to 20,000 pounds through crowd funding to buy land in Jaisalmer for the school.
Gohil’s Mumbai Grill club sandwiches, and toasted curry and cheese sandwiches are very popular with customers, and she sells out every weekend. She has also been approached to do pop-ups in pubs in south London.
Gohil says her efforts are not just about educating girls, its about educating boys and men about changes that need to happen, and that begins with education.