Help restore 500 waste pickers' burnt down homes

$225 $2,775
Raised Remaining
Jun 5, 2012

Update on waste picker slum rebuilding project

Thank you all for your support to the rebuilding of the waste picker slum in Ghazipur.

This will be a short update to the outcome of the project. We were in total able to raise enough money to help around 20 families rebuild their homes and get the necessary items to restart their lives. The organization we worked with further managed to raise additional funding for the project. Still, the need was great and the funding was spread thin on the ground.

The waste pickers have got roof over their heads for the spring and the summer which we have now, but they are of course continuing to be in a very precarious position. Waste Ventures is working across India with various projects to try and create a permanent change. 

We hope we can soon get some pictures of the rebuilt slum, and while it doesn't look like much, a tarp home is a whole lot better than being exposed to 45 degrees in summer, torrential rains during monsoon or temperatures almost down to freezing during winter.

Thank you again for your help!


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Project Leader

Linus Kendall

New Delhi, Delhi India

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