Help Gauri Build A Home For Children Of Sex Workers!

Gauri Sawant is a 37 year old transgender activist.

Born as Ganesh Suresh Sawant, she was born and raised in a conservative family in Pune. At a very early age of 9, after her mother's demise, Gauri realised that she is different from others.

Gauri underwent transition with the help of Humsafar Trust. It was a struggle, but Gauri formed an NGO of her own called 'Sakhi Char Chowghi' in Malad, Mumbai.

She was recently a part of the Vicks ad in India that went viral.

Gauri promotes safe sex and provides counselling to transgenders from the Mumbai suburbs. She is also the petitioner of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) judgement that was passed in 2013. Three years after the Supreme Court recognised transgenders as a third gender, her community is still striving for basic civic rights.

Gauri adopted her daughter Gayatri when she found out the child had lost her biological mother and would be sold off.  Gauri has a plan for ensuring that children of sex workers do not get trafficked into the profession.

 She wishes to build a house for children of sex workers, using her own land. Gauri believes that if children are given the right environment and love and care, they will thrive.

Help Gauri build her house!

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Thank you, all supporters!

Gauri has begun the planning of the house with her architect. The proposed plan is to have a two storied house. The first floor will have the kitchen and common area. The second floor will have the dormitories and toilets, along with a small ‘medicine’ room for children that fall sick.

As of now, the plans are such that around 70-80 children can be accommodated there. Gauri is fighting to ensure that these children have a loving childhood!

Please help share this news among your contacts. Let’s help Gauri’s Nani-ka-Ghar become a reality! #IamNewIndia.

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27th March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support you have shown towards this campaign and "Ajji ka Ghar".On the occasion of International Women's Day,  this fundraiser received a lot of media coverage, which took the story of Gauri's vision to many more people, who have come forward and generously shown their support.

Our team at Milaap also made a small video, which took the story of Gauri's journey to over 1.5 million people across the globe.

Thank you all for the wonderful support that you have shown. Do share this campaign further with your friends and family to help in making "Ajji ka Ghar" move one step closer to reality.

Thank you!
14th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

The final plans for Gauri's Ajji ka Ghar are in.

Please see below the plan of the ground floor of Ajji ka Ghar

The house is planned to include three floors- ground floor, first and second floor. The cost of the whole project is estimated to be Rs 62 lakhs. The quote from the architect has been attached. As per the cost estimate, the campaign goal has been increased to Rs 62 lakhs.

Thank you all for your support!

10th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Some of you might have seen Gauri on Kaun Banega Crorepati. We would like to congratulate Gauri on winning 25 lakhs on the show! Gauri has decided to use her winnings towards building her Nani ka Ghar project.
Around 17.5 lakhs is expected to go towards the project.
Image courtesy SETIndia

You will be also glad to know that Gauri has narrowed down the site of her Nani ka Ghar!

A donor has generously come forward to write over 6 ghuntas of land (over 6000 sq ft) to Gauri’s Trust. Since this is much more spacious than the older site, Gauri has decided to use this to build her Nani ka Ghar. Currently she is in the process of getting the land registered as a gift towards her Trust.

Here are a couple of photos and video of the same:

Thank you for your support!
raised of Rs.6,200,000 goal

1202 Supporters

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Supporters (1202)

Anonymous donated Rs.100
about 14 hours ago
Namrata donated Rs.500
about 15 hours ago

You are a brilliant woman, and continue your work.

Maneesh donated US $25
3 days ago
Happy donated US $25
4 days ago
Abhishek donated Rs.500
5 days ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
5 days ago