The Struggle of the Urban Poor

For the urban poor living in an overcrowded slum, the daily struggle for survival is tough. They often have no access to water, toilets, electricity, streetlights and paved lanes. Add limited access to healthcare, poor educational facilities and limited skills to pursue a livelihood, and each person becomes trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.

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.

Survival
Every individual needs basic amenities to survive – water, sanitation, fuel for cooking, electricity, civic infrastructure (such as proper laneways, streetlighting for security) and nutrition, and access to basic healthcare. Confronted by hunger, lack of healthcare and destitution, survival is the topmost worry for the urban poor.
Civic Amenities
Apnalaya helps individuals access their right to basic civic amenities – providing training, handholding and support as they identify local issues and elevate them for action by the government.
Access to Healthcare
Apnalaya helps individuals to access basic healthcare services, (i.e. strengthening Health Posts), supporting maternal and child healthcare (institutional deliveries, immunisation and nutrition) and supporting people with disabilities through early identification and supporting treatment.
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Survival
Every individual needs basic amenities to survive – water, sanitation, fuel for cooking, electricity, civic infrastructure (such as proper laneways, streetlighting for security) and nutrition, and access to basic healthcare. Confronted by hunger, lack of healthcare and destitution, survival is the topmost worry for the urban poor.
Civic Amenities
Apnalaya helps individuals access their right to basic civic amenities – providing training, handholding and support as they identify local issues and elevate them for action by the government.
Access to Healthcare
Apnalaya helps individuals to access basic healthcare services, (i.e. strengthening Health Posts), supporting maternal and child healthcare (institutional deliveries, immunisation and nutrition) and supporting people with disabilities through early identification and supporting treatment.
Our Impact
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Security & Growth
Once the basics for survival are in place, people have the capacity to focus on more security in life and opportunities for growth. This comes in the form of access to livelihood and income, access to loans, and educational opportunities for children.
Pathways to Education
Apnalaya provides youth with pathways to education, through a cluster scholarship and mentor-led approach, to keep them in education, delay marriage and help them gain the skills and knowledge to develop as well rounded young adults who understand their rights and responsibilities, can make informed choices about their future and participate in the development of their community.
Livelihood Opportunities
Apnalaya builds the aspirations of youth, facilitates pathways to skill training and connects them with real opportunities for employment. We also support women to start their own micro-enterprises – in tailoring, childcare and retail – empowering them as breadwinners who inject incomes into households.
Our Impact
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Security & Growth
Once the basics for survival are in place, people have the capacity to focus on more security in life and opportunities for growth. This comes in the form of access to livelihood and income, access to loans, and educational opportunities for children.
Pathways to Education
Apnalaya provides youth with pathways to education, through a cluster scholarship and mentor-led approach, to keep them in education, delay marriage and help them gain the skills and knowledge to develop as well rounded young adults who understand their rights and responsibilities, can make informed choices about their future and participate in the development of their community.
Livelihood Opportunities
Apnalaya builds the aspirations of youth, facilitates pathways to skill training and connects them with real opportunities for employment. We also support women to start their own micro-enterprises – in tailoring, childcare and retail – empowering them as breadwinners who inject incomes into households.
Our Impact
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