Build Home for 30 Girls from Mumbai Red-Light Area

 
$71,131
$3,869
Raised
Remaining
Apr 5, 2013

Old Dreams, New Ideas

Cafe Zoe: Photos on walls are original building!
Cafe Zoe: Photos on walls are original building!

Dear Kranti Supporters & Friends,

I hope all of you are well. We are busy as always, and our housing project is one thing that is very time consuming but will take years to produce results. But every time that I am out and about in Mumbai, I see hundreds of new skyscrapers which are either just being built or still lying empty. So we have decided on a new tactic – we plan to ask 10,000 people (builders, wealthy individuals) in Mumbai to donate a flat or two. Also, there are many hip, upcoming areas of Mumbai which used to be industrial areas and are now teeming with boutiques shops, nice cafes, high-end design/retail and entertainment venues. One such place is Café Zoe, which used to be an old mill and is now one of Mumbai’s best-known café/bars. Inspired by Café Zoe, we have decided to also seek an old abandoned building to make Kranti’s new home/business.

So once we start our hunt for the perfect building, what next? What do we say when face-to-face with a building owner?? The past month we have been working hard to create a small booklet which explains everything about Kranti: our mission, our goals, our needs. This booklet is in its final drafts, and we are printing 10,000 copies to distribute ALL over Mumbai! I’m uploading the latest copy of this booklet, and if anyone has any inputs, edits or ideas, please share them! We would love to hear from you, our supporters who will make this home possible. But please rest assured we are working hard and thinking daily about how to tackle the housing issue. You can help us by taking a look at our booklet, sharing your ideas and connecting us with anyone who might be able to help. Again, we are grateful for your support the past year and look forward to working with you in the upcoming years – let’s make Kranti’s home a reality!!

Warm regards, Robin

Cafe Zoe: Relaxing area
Cafe Zoe: Relaxing area
Rev planning home in Zoe, Staff listening amused
Rev planning home in Zoe, Staff listening amused

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Organization

Kranti

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
http://www.kranti-india.org

Project Leader

Robin Chaurasiya

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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