Focus Areas

Stronger Communities

  • Mobilising economically disadvantaged and vulnerable communities – transgender persons, sexual minorities, sex workers and urban poor for their development.
  • Facilitating access to entitlements and social protection schemes. E.g.
    • Monthly pensions for transgender persons, widows, elderly, persons with disabilities
    • Subsidized loans for women sex workers and transgender people to setup small business
    • Benefits from Karnataka Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board
  • Strengthening community leadership for better self-representation.
  • Sensitization and networking with Government officials, healthcare providers, educational institutions, corporates, civil society organizations and elected representatives.

Healthy People

  • Conducting health camps.
  • Namma Clinic: Providing general and mental health services in a welcoming and stigma free environment. Providing preventive and curative health services. Staffed with doctor (part-time), nurse, lab technician, counsellor and community health workers.
  • Working with Primary Health Centres and Government hospitals towards providing quality healthcare.
  • Promoting health seeking behaviour of individuals and communities.
  • Accompanied referrals and sensitization of private healthcare providers.
  • Support group meetings, nutritional supplements and access to care and support services for persons living with HIV.
  • Strengthening access to sexual and reproductive health services for sex workers.
  • Access to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
  • Improving waste management and delivery of water and sanitation facilities for urban poor.

Decent Livelihoods

  • Helping transgender persons and sexual minorities to start their own business. Hand-holding and emotional support as these are first generation entrepreneurs. Piloting individual and group livelihood projects.
  • Expanding livelihood options for sex workers. Piloting individual and group livelihood projects.
  • Financial literacy trainings and facilitation of services.
  • Formation of Self-Help Groups to inculcate savings habit.
  • Job skill upgradation and interface with corporates for job placements.
  • Working for the implementation of 1% reservation in Karnataka State Government jobs for transgender people.

Happy Children

  • Educational scholarships for children of sex workers
  • Working with anganwadis and government schools towards providing quality nutrition and education to children
  • Post-school tuition classes in slums
  • Life skills education and aspiration building for children and adolescent girls

Contact us

+91 9972903460


We welcome students, working professionals and others, to volunteer your skills and time, in assisting us in several needy areas......

We Are Focused On Overall Well Being Of Economically Disadvantaged And Vulnerable Communities: Transgender Persons, Sexual Minorities And Sex Workers In Karnataka And Slum Dwellers In Bengaluru City.

Head office

# 05, 4th cross Teacher’s colony Bhoopasandra, Sanjay nagar main road RMV 2nd stage Bangalore-560094

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