Project details

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MADE
IN
THE
SLUM

Title

MADE IN THE SLUM

The project owner

Pepe Heykoop

Location

  • Mumbai
  • India

Goal summary

To create job opportunities and income for families by teaching welding skills to the fathers of this community in Mumbai, India. We will also provide psychological counseling to help cope with their unhealthy drinking habits.

Project summary

This project is needed due to the lack of jobs and opportunities for income-generation in Mumbai slums. It is also critical to address the alcohol and drug abuse that is overly present in these slums.

How

We teach the fathers welding skills. Once they are properly trained, we will provide them with work so they can put their newly learned skills into practice and earn a decent income. Income is expected to be around €10 per day. At the same time, the fathers will get psychological help to deal with their unhealthy drinking habits. The same amount which is paid in salary to the fathers will also be donated to Tiny Miracles. With this money, their children will be sent to school. We believe this system creates work loyalty and stronger motivations.

Beneficiaries

  • 15
  • The beneficiaries are the fathers of the Pardeshi community.
  • Mixed

Why (Project owners drive)

nvt

Relation between the project partner (excecution) and the project owner (fundraising)

Non-Profit Organisation - Applicant is an Employer of Contact Person (Unpaid)

Budget

€2,800

Phases

  1. Preparation

    • a. Make workspace suitable for welding (rent is covered) 350 b. Sourcing of materials (leather left-overs (recycled); metal parts) 100 c. Sourcing of equipment (welding machine, grinder, safety glasses etc) 1,800 d. Development of leather cutter (see photo) 50 Total costs phase 1 estimated: EUR 2,300
    • €2,300
    • 3
  2. Quality assessment/enhance

    • a. Pepe returns to India to review samples both for material quality as well as labor quality. He sits with the fathers and the teachers and fine tunes the design, workspace and buys additional materials if required.
    • €500
    • 1