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India's housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media

Reselling platforms such as Meesho spread e-commerce and draw investors

Social commerce platforms in India are giving women new opportunities to earn money at home. 

BANGALORE -- Shravanti Chanda, a 31-year-old Hyderabad woman who quit her information technology job after she married, is one of many housewives across India earning money at the intersection of e-commerce and social networks.

Shravanti discovered Indian social commerce site Meesho a few months ago and now makes $150 a month reselling goods for a markup that she decides.

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