Hasirudala (Green Force)
Location : Karnataka
Partner Since : 10-10-2014
Founder : Nalini
Is a member based organization of waste pickers of the informal sector, seeking to improve their conditions of work and ensuring their continued access to recyclables in the city of Bangalore. They work towards accessing benefits of various government programs, enhancing educational opportunities, ensuring social security, advancing the quality of their lives and strengthening their livelihoods.
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Haseena is employed as a waste segregator with Hasirudala while her husband works as a coolie. The incomes they earn from these jobs are barely enough to pay for their day-to-day expenses, let alone cover the cost of educating three children.
However, with the help of a loan from Rang De, she has managed to pay the school, books and uniforms fees for Saleem, her eldest son and Asghar who is three years younger.
The boys are enrolled at St.Theresa’s School, a convent located close to their home in LR Nagar, Bangalore. All it takes is a quick walk to reach the school and back home again, reducing their travel time considerably and giving them more room to play, study and get homework done.
The aspirations of these young boys are no different from any other children you would encounter. Saleem enjoys playing games outside while Asghar is fond of watching his favourite shows on TV. Both boys dream of life away from the little street they live on, where their parents don’t have to slog it out day after day.
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Evaluated By : Ahinsa Sharma/evaluation/microcredit/india/karnataka/haseena-hussian/60361
It is commonly known that Indian parents prioritize education over everything else. We save up specifically to meet the cost of educating our children, especially now that tuition fees are hitting an all-time high. It is no different for a parent coming from a low-income group with the exception that it is not always feasible for them to save up much for the future in general or for education in particular. Such is the case with Yesamma Raju, a resident of Jolly Mohalla in Chamrajpete, Bengaluru.
Yesamma is a waste picker and a member of Hasirudala, a collective of waste workers that is dedicated to improving the lives of its members and also providing total waste management services. For Yesamma, Hasirudala has opened doors to prospects she never had as an informal waste picker. Not only does she earn a better income than before, she now has access to affordable microcredit through Rang De.
She lives with her husband who works two jobs – one, as a coolie and the other, as a part-time waste segregator for Hasirudala. The couple have three children, two daughters, aged 6 and 4 and a son, who is 2 years old.
Evaluated By : Ahinsa Sharma & B. Praveen Kumar/evaluation/microcredit/india/karnataka/yesamma--/49734
|Total No. of Loans||322|
|Total amount disbursed||Rs.7,450,000|
|Expected repayment so far||Rs.6,338,356|
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