Empowering

The Urban Poor

Apnalaya Works with the Urban Poor

Enabling access to basic services, healthcare, education and livelihoods, empowering them to help themselves and ensuring provision of civic entitlements through advocacy with the government.

Apnalaya Works with the Urban Poor

Enabling access to basic services, healthcare, education and livelihoods, empowering them to help themselves and ensuring provision of civic entitlements through advocacy with the government.

Enabling, Empowering, Ensuring.

Enabling, Empowering, Ensuring.

INDIA'S
URBAN
POOR

INDIA'S URBAN POOR

With the increase in urbanisation in India, the intergenerational deprivation, vulnerability, exclusion, and insecurity of the urban poor is on the rise – and will worsen by 2030.
The problems of the Urban Poor are like complex Puzzle we need to solve!

The urban poor are devoid of civic amenities such as water, sanitation, electricity, and open spaces

They lack access to healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities

They struggle to survive under the constant threat of insecure livelihoods

The result? They are trapped in a vicious cycle of marginalisation.

Our Approach

Individuals

Apnalaya helps individuals gain access to basic needs, necessary for
survival, including basic services (such as water, electricity, sanitation), healthcare,
education and opportunities for livelihood.

Government

Apnalaya advocates the key issues of the urban poor to Government, providing consultation and liaison, building the capacity of government functionaries, collaborating with like-minded organisations, and creating awareness via the media, for improved provision of civic amenities and services.

Communitites

Apnalaya empowers the community to help themselves, by imparting Civic Education, building a cadre of Community Volunteers, and organizing people into Civic Action Groups to engage with municipal authorities on issues of common concern.

Individuals

Apnalaya helps individuals gain access to basic needs, necessary for
survival, including basic services (such as water, electricity, sanitation), healthcare,
education and opportunities for livelihood.

Government

Apnalaya advocates the key issues of the urban poor to Government, providing consultation and liaison, building the capacity of government functionaries, collaborating with like-minded organisations, and creating awareness via the media, for improved provision of civic amenities and services.

Communitites

Apnalaya empowers the community to help themselves, by imparting Civic Education, building a cadre of Community Volunteers, and organizing people into Civic Action Groups to engage with municipal authorities on issues of common concern.

Apnalaya's Impact

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People reached by Apnalaya in 2018-19

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Reduction in Under 5 mortality rate from 70% in 2014 to 53% in 2019

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Water connections
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Women & youth empowered with a livelihood since 2014-15

We Need Your Help

Sponsor an Individual

Help support a child to escape malnutrition, a girl/boy pursue education, a woman start a micro-enterprise, or a person/child with disability to access health services

Support the Community

Help households access basic amenities such as water, sanitation and electricity, empower mothers by supporting a Mother Support Group

Support a Project

Help set up a Community Childcare Centre or Health Post; teach women tailoring or empower girls through the game of Kabbadi

Make a General Donation

Help Apnalaya help the urban poor, by supporting our work in the most marginalised urban communities in India

We Need Your Help

Sponsor an Individual

Help support a child to escape malnutrition, a girl/boy pursue education, a woman start a micro-enterprise, or a person/child with disability to access health services

Support the Community

Help households access basic amenities such as water, sanitation and electricity, empower mothers by supporting a Mother Support Group

Support a Project

Help set up a Community Childcare Centre or Health Post; teach women tailoring or empower girls through the game of Kabbadi

Make a General Donation

Help Apnalaya help the urban poor, by supporting our work in the most marginalised urban communities in India

Water for All

Shrusha is a resident of Sanjay Nagar in Mumbai’s M East Ward. Up until last year, she would trudge her way at 12 noon to the common tap at Baiganwadi where hundreds of other people also flocked to get water for their daily needs. But water at this tap did not come for free! Shrusha and her family had to cough up Rs.5 per 30 litres and upto Rs. 60 for 200 litres (approximately – Rs. 800 per month). According to Apnalaya’s Situation Analysis Report 2017, Life on the Margin: Charting Realities, 68% of people living in Shivaji Nagar, M East Ward, are forced to buy water from private tankers – using 12% of their daily income in the process.

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