Safai Saathis need your support to overcome Covid | Milaap
Safai Saathis need your support to overcome Covid
of Rs.1,000,000
23 supporters
  • Raviprakash

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  • WW

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Waste Workers

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

80G tax benefits for INR donations


A year ago, we supported over 2000 families of waste workers across India with dry ration, protective gear (PPE) and insurance of which 500 were supported by funds raised on Milaap. With the second wave ravaging the country harder than last year, we have come together once more to help Safai Saathis, the frontline workers who have been keeping our communities clean and safe despite the danger of contraction they are permanently exposed to. With your support, we can get PPE kits out to 500 waste workers and support their families with ration. Importantly, we will provide medical care for those in need and help register waste workers for vaccination, providing an added layer of protection from Covid 19.

Most of us have seen waste pickers toting a large sack, scanning sidewalks and streets for discarded plastic bottles and other waste. Is it likely that you will buy them a chai and sit down to talk with the person? In 60 years of city life, a person would generate roughly 20,000 kilos of waste. If you never find an opportunity to thank a waste worker for taking care of your trash, here is that chance. Informal waste workers have restricted movement during the lockdown. We know that they earn a daily wage and don’t manage to save. During the last lockdown, we heard horrible stories of food running short and waste workers breaking curfew rules to pick waste, thus running the risk of police action, spreading and contacting the virus.

We are a small coalition of organisations that work to manage waste across 50+ locations in India. The extensive network of formal and informal Safai Saathis on ground handles the waste generated by us all. The success of our companies, built on millions of kilos of waste we have managed is owed to waste heroes. It would mean a lot to us to be able to give back to them. The Rs.10,00,000 we are hoping to raise from this campaign is a fraction of the support we want to provide Safai Saathis. We are reaching out to our clients and networks too.

Your donation helps!


Per Unit

Support for 500 Safai Saathis

Ration pack for a family including protein & zinc rich foods 

(rice, wheat flour, oil, masalas, biscuits and vegetables. Includes logistics & packaging)

Rs. 1200

Rs. 6,00,000

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes masks, soap, gloves 

Rs. 400

Rs. 2,00,000

Doctor consultations & follow ups for symptomatic Safai Saathis


Medicines for symptomatic persons

Rs. 2,00,000



We provide a real time report of relief support, images and bills to justify spending.

There are several equally urgent campaigns and vulnerable populations at this time. We understand you are pushed to the brink of your generosity and appreciate you taking this plunge with and for waste heroes who shall be invisible no more.

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