India is one of the fastest developing countries with many metropolitan cities (e.g. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai). Migration from villages and small towns to metropolitan areas has increased tremendously with millions of people pouring into crowded and often unmanageable urban areas in search of a better life.
Life in urban slums is frequently characterized by lack of access to basic necessities, weak infrastructure and inadequate services, insecurity, overcrowding, low levels of social cohesion, and exposure to multiple, interacting risks such as family separation, living and working on the streets, sexual exploitation and abuse, HIV and AIDS, and violence. Poor slum dwellers commonly suffer from unemployment, illiteracy, drug-addiction, and low mortality rates of both adults and children as a result of not supporting one, or all, of UN-HABITAT's basic living conditions.
We are actively working in 16 urban slums in Kalkaji/Govindpuri area of New Delhi and employ 43 people.