• Mobilising economically disadvantaged and vulnerable communities – transgender persons, sexual minorities, sex workers and urban poor for their development.
  • Facilitating access to entitlements and social protection schemes. E.g.
    • Monthly pensions for transgender persons, widows, elderly, persons with disabilities
    • Subsidized loans for women sex workers and transgender people to setup small business
    • Benefits from Karnataka Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board
  • Strengthening community leadership for better self-representation.
  • Sensitization and networking with Government officials, healthcare providers, educational institutions, corporates, civil society organizations and elected representatives.

Healthy People

  • Conducting health camps.
  • Namma Clinic: Providing general and mental health services in a welcoming and stigma free environment. Providing preventive and curative health services. Staffed with doctor (part-time), nurse, lab technician, counsellor and community health workers.
  • Working with Primary Health Centres and Government hospitals towards providing quality healthcare.
  • Promoting health seeking behaviour of individuals and communities.
  • Accompanied referrals and sensitization of private healthcare providers.
  • Support group meetings, nutritional supplements and access to care and support services for persons living with HIV.
  • Strengthening access to sexual and reproductive health services for sex workers.
  • Access to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
  • Improving waste management and delivery of water and sanitation facilities for urban poor.

Decent Livelihoods

  • Helping transgender persons and sexual minorities to start their own business. Hand-holding and emotional support as these are first generation entrepreneurs. Piloting individual and group livelihood projects.
  • Expanding livelihood options for sex workers. Piloting individual and group livelihood projects.
  • Financial literacy trainings and facilitation of services.
  • Formation of Self-Help Groups to inculcate savings habit.
  • Job skill upgradation and interface with corporates for job placements.
  • Working for the implementation of 1% reservation in Karnataka State Government jobs for transgender people.

Happy Children

  • Educational scholarships for children of sex workers
  • Working with anganwadis and government schools towards providing quality nutrition and education to children
  • Post-school tuition classes in slums
  • Life skills education and aspiration building for children and adolescent girls

Contact us

We Are Focused On Overall Well Being Of Economically Disadvantaged And Vulnerable Communities: Transgender Persons, Sexual Minorities And Sex Workers In Karnataka And Slum Dwellers In Bengaluru City.

Head office

# 05, 4th cross Teacher’s colony Bhoopasandra, Sanjay nagar main road RMV 2nd stage Bangalore-560094

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