Urgent housing for 25 Mumbai red-light area girls

A microproject by Kranti Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project will build Kranti's dream home, to house 25 girls from Mumbai's red-light area for three years.

$5,065
total raised
54
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Imagine that you are an inspiration to millions of people. That you give TEDx talks all over the world. That you've performed theater in front of 100K+ people. That you've won awards from Newsweek - and from the United Nations. And can you imagine...that despite all of this, your hometown does not welcome you? That your neighbors are ashamed of you? That every year you move to a new apartment, and every year you are kicked out? Why? Because you are from a red-light area.

Solution

Hi, we are the Krantikaris - we were born and raised in Kamathipura, Asia's most infamous red-light area. We are survivors of trafficking. We are daughters of sex workers. We are young women, ages 13-19, with big plans and big dreams. But in the last 4 years, we've changed homes 4 times! Luckily, we just found a place where we can stay for 3 years. Unluckily, it's an old factory...no kitchen, no bathrooms, no beds. These funds will help us turn an old factory into a home fit for Krantikaris!

Long-Term Impact

The last 4 years we have lived in some very interesting places, but none of those spaces have been HOME. We want to build this space into the perfect Kranti home for all our needs - a classroom for yoga, theater and dance; quiet spaces for therapy or to cry alone; bathrooms with 3 sinks so we can get ready for school; and bunk beds where we can talk late into the night without the staff knowing! :) We'll be here for 3 years, with space for 25 girls. Will you help us build Kranti's dream home?

Resources

http:/​/​www.kranti-india.org
The Revolutionaries in the news, Day of the Girl
Revolutionaries' theater in the United States
Revolutionary wins United Nations Award
Al-Jazeera English Documentary on Kranti

Organization Information

Kranti

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​www.kranti-india.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KrantiMumbai
Project Leader:
Robin Chaurasiya
Mumbai, Maharashtra India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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