Here’s How You Can Gift Your Domestic Help A Pension Plan In 10 Minutes

From enabling the poor to invest amounts as low as Rs.50, to co-contributing in their investment and encouraging employers to gift a pension, IIMPS is leading the marginalised section of the society towards a better and more secure future. Know more about how this team is working with the government and other agencies to change the lives of millions of people.
As they sift through garbage, waste pickers, who are mostly women, have to fend off stray animals, their hands get wounded by shards of broken glass thrown carelessly in the rubbish, and harassment by the police is part of their daily routine. (Credit: Amit Thavaraj)

A Union That Accords Dignity And Safety In Numbers To Women Waste Pickers

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP), a union of scrap collectors started by Dr Baba Adhav in 1993, has now become a force much larger than just a collection of waste pickers, mostly women. It serves as a platform for voicing grievances and as a medium for pushing developmental programmes to this highly marginalised segment of the society. From financial support, education and insurance facilities to intangibles like dignity of labour and quality of life, read how a collective can change lives.