The Dabbawalla's Tale
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005; 8:00 AM
Each business day in Bombay, India, a network of about 5,000 men deliver homemade lunches from suburban homes to downtown offices. They are known as "dabbawallas," and they have been practicing their trade for 125 years. Now, they deliver about 200,000 lunches a day. Their customers pay about $5 a month for the service. And the dabbawallas earn about $150 a month. Vijay Johri is a third generation dabbawalla.
Video: Chad Heeter, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley