2020 took a huge toll on waste-pickers. Their incomes declined though they were continuously exposed to infection while working throughout the lockdown. Their critical services of collection and recycling, save money for the municipality and ensure our waste is properly managed and recycled.
The second wave and the rising cases in Pune, has crippled the community again, and most families are now dependent on the income of the waste-picker member. Amidst the growing instability, they have continued to provide the essential service of waste collection and management to the citizens of Pune.
Our campaign: Direct cash, safety, vaccination support for 3,500 waste-pickers. Every rupee you donate will be doubled by the Harish & Bina Shah Foundation.
This initiative ensures waste pickers have access to funds while continuing to work despite substantial loss of income, that waste pickers are safe and healthy and continue servicing the city and supporting their families, and to ensure that no waste-picker is left out of the vaccination process.
We request you to donate here and spread the word.