What we do
Who do we help:
All Metro cities are supported by slums. Overcrowded districts where the poorest live. Bangalore has it’s slums too. Inhabited by, daily wage labourers, plumbers, Bus and Rickshaw Drivers. In many ways these people are the lifeline of the city . Their services are essential for Bangalore to function at it’s best. Yet on a good day, all that slum-dwellers earn is Rs.100/. That’s $2. That’s about what you’d pay for lunch if you would visit Bangalore. Infact your lunch may cost you more. Yet they are expected to support an average family size of four (many times six or eight), with that wage. Hence most of slum-dewellers eat the cheapest, least hygenic, least nutritious of meals. They struggle to pay their monthly rent for their tin shed. Some of them still manage to send children to some sort of school. In the hope that their kids don’t have to lead a life of such labour. Because of their dire circumstances, many nights the family sleeps hungry. Malnourishment levels are very high. Which leads to illnesses, loss of a day’s wages, and further deeper into poverty cesspool.
What have we done about it:
No one deserves to live this way. Where one has to enslave himself/herself to pay hospital bills or school fees. We’ve taken up various initiatives all across the city of Bangalore to improve the lives of the poorest of the city.
Giving Credit where Credit is due
Our core activity involves offering Microcredit Loans to enable women of the slums become independent and out the debt trap. Click here to read about specific activities under our Microcredit Initiatives.
We’ve undertaken various projects to ensure that the children living in these slums receive quality education. Some of which are:
Taking active part in the running of the Yelagundapaliya Government School.
Giving out yearly Scholorships to Students of the Slums
Providing English Tutions.
Click here to read about specific activities under our Educational Initiatives.
In addition to setting up a Low Cost Clinic at Rajendranagar Slum, we’re always available to the residents of the Slum for any major Health cost and try to ensure that there burden is reduced as much as possible. Click here to read about specific activities that we’ve carried out under our Health Initiatives.
Zakat and Other Donations
Through out the year for the donations we receive, we try to ensure that it is passed on to the most deserving. Click here to read about specific activities that we’ve carried out using Zakaat and other Donations we’ve received.