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.

Enabeling. 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 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.

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.

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.

APNALAYA'S IMPACT

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People reached by Apnalaya in 18/19

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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

IMPACT STORIES

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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.

OUR SUPPORTERS