en-Help for Self-Help 

India has the second largest urban population in the world, with almost 32% living in urban areas, which is expected to increase to almost 38% by 2026. According to a report by an independent committee appointed by the Indian government, India's urban population is below the poverty line with almost 270 million people. The Food Security Act estimates that almost 186 million urban dwellers (50% of the urban population) were vulnerable enough to be eligible for food subsidies according to the 2011 Indian Census. A secondary analysis of data from the Planning Commission and the 2011 Census shows that there are 34 million poor urban children in India. A large number of urban slums are undeclared slums (49% according to the National Sample Survey of the Indian Ministry of Statistics, Government of India 2008-09), which also means exclusion from the electoral registers, from schools and health clinics and from the most basic services of water, sanitation, drainage and waste disposal. There are also huge gaps in the provision of other services, including subsidized food instead of food ration cards below the poverty line and access to public health care due to the enormous lack of public health facilities. Overpopulation, poverty, poor access to health care and malnutrition are leading to a further deterioration in living standards, and the constant fear of displacement is discouraging all efforts to improve.

Support at the right Place

Our programs are aimed at women who have made the decision to change their lives. We start by working with the women to improve their resilience and support them in stabilising their living environment through a) capacity building and the development of self-confidence in order to improve their living environment b) access to health, nutrition, knowledge of hygiene and prevention c) independence through their own bank account and insurance d) sensitisation to alternatives. We are planning to create a community fund to respond to emergencies and at the same time invest money for the future education of the children.

„The future starts now and here."

Your donations are important and used for...

a) Capacity building and resilience body and mind training and education, counselling and coaching, Preventive Programme Health, Nutrition, Hygiene and Sport
(b) Environmentally-friendly living and environmental design programme
c) On-the-job training, mentoring, labour market screening and personal preparation for the job interview, counselling/alternatively support in setting up a business, mentoring and internship opportunities
d) Learning applying for documents (e.g. birth certificate, caste certificate, income certificate) and opening accounts
e) Establishing a fund for social needs and securing the future of children
f) Construction and extension of meeting and workshop facilities, social room, accommodation, washrooms and toilets.