Help restore 500 waste pickers' burnt down homes

by Waste Ventures Charities

Summary

Early in the morning about a week ago a fire broke out in the waste picker slum called Ghazipur Dairy. Here hundreds of families live in plastic and bamboo shacks, meaning that the fire spread quickly. In only a couple of hours more than 350 families had lost their homes and all their belongings. This, during the coldest season of the year. Please help us support these families to rebuild their homes and protect them against the cold.
$225
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

In the slums of Delhi, houses are built with plastic tarp and bamboo coverings. Cooking is done through simple wood fire stoves, and electricity, water and other services are provided through informal networks. Fires are therefore a common occurrence. Over 75 000 waste picker families live in this way in the Delhi area alone. In Ghazipur Dairy, where over 500 families reside, there was a large fire last week which destroyed over 350 homes. We appeal to your help to rebuild their homes.

Solution

Through the funds raised within this project we will rebuild the homes of the affected families, giving them shelter from the cold and reducing the risk - especially for the children - of illness or death.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide 350 families with the necessary materials and support to rebuild their homes and move forward with their livelihoods. Without this support there will most certainly be families who cannot manage to get through the winter cold.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wasteventures.org
Our blog about waste management in India
Our founder's blog
AIKMM - Our partner in Ghazipur Dairy Slum

Organization Information

Waste Ventures Charities

Location: Saket, New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.wasteventures.org
Project Leader:
Linus Kendall
New Delhi, Delhi 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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