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India: Slum Improvement Program (slideshow)

Published 03/06/2013 by Global Communities

India: Slum Improvement Program (slideshow)
With funding from the John Deere Foundation, the Slum Improvement Program is working in Pune to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of slum residents. The program focuses on making deep impacts in 6 slums and 4 villages while strengthening bottom-up planning practices and institutionalizing new poverty reduction programs within the local government.

Some highlights of the program to date:    

Four Urban Resource Centers have been set up with two more being planned

Nearly 3,600 households surveyed in the target communities

Nearly 1,000 students participated in educational activities 

All target communities have participated in micro-planning to determine infrastructure problems and other community needs

More than 600 women’s self help groups have been assessed and recruited to participate in livelihoods training