Project Brief: Resources for Jhugi Jhopdis in New Delhi
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Dilip Warrier
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , CII/10, BAPA Nagar,,New Delhi,,
DELHI  110003
Tel: +91-11-338-8900
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 2002Boston/MITUSD 2000

Total = $2000

WADA (Women’s Association for Development Alternatives) was started around 1993 by about 2-3 women in Delhi. The initial focus was on organizing seminars and workshops on civic and social issues such as pollution, domestic abuse, legal issues for the poor etc. They registered in 1996. Around 1999, they started focusing attention on two Jhugi Jhopdi (JJ) clusters (slum areas) in Delhi, one in Gautampuri Phase II and the other in Nagla Machi. They started one center in each of these clusters to work with the slum dwellers. These centers have activities involving various aspects of life in the clusters, from primary schools and vocational training to micro-credit and distribution of blankets and wools. The organization now has about 40 members, many of whom pay a lifetime membership fee of Rs. 2000 to join.
One time routing funds on the request of
Amit and Ruchi Mehta.