Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups

by Urban Health Resource Centre
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Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Sep 17, 2016

Raised slum house plinth prevent damage by rains

Raised slumhouse plinth prevents damage by rains
Raised slumhouse plinth prevents damage by rains

Slum families raise plinth of houses to overcome damage caused by  water-logging on streets from sudden heavy rains (associated with climate changes), and this water entering slum houses.

In Indore, a fast growing city of over 3 million, climate change has contributed to sudden heavy rains during the months of June to September, which causes distress to slum dwellers. 

UHRC's social facilitators encourage slum women's group members and families to improve their houses brick-by-brick. 

Utilizing the collective social needs funds that UHRC has trained slum women’s groups to generate, utilize for loans and manage records of, families have steadily elevated plinth of houses to prevent rain water from entering house.

During April 2014 to March 2016, over 1000 slum houses have elevated their plinth in Indore with UHRC guided savings and loan scheme, benefitting over 75,000  slum population including  those renting rooms. 

Direct program cost of encouraging  180,000 urban slum/informal-settlement population in Indore to improve dwellings was about Indian Rupees 20 per person per year.

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  • Kanupriya
    Kanupriya With the recent wake of climate change, the worst affected sections is the urban deprived population. These approaches will go a long way towards empowering basti communities of Indore and Agra
    • 4 years ago
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