Madhuri Kamat Five women gather in a room in the office of Hasiru Dala to talk of the life spent wastepicking. Chinnapillai (70), Sharada (60) and Aniyamma (58) have been at it for 45 years, Lakshmi (55) for 30 years while Nadtaimma (72) is still at it even after 40 years. Amidst frequent laughter, their … Continue reading Picking through the Memories of Women Wastepickers of Bengaluru
On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru
Summer camps at Hasiru Dala are different. Yes, it’s a space for hundreds of children to come together to learn new skills and have fun, but at the same time it’s that time of the year when they make a promise. A promise they make to each other that they will stay in school, continue … Continue reading Soliciting Support to Organize Summer Camp of Children of Wastepickers
Dear friends, colleagues & supporters It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Hasiru Dala, the foundations of which were laid together by wastepickers and informal waste collectors of Bangalore, completes 3 years today (26th November, 2016). It has been an arduous, adventurous and fulfilling journey. In these 3 years, the organization has grown … Continue reading Hasiru Dala turns 3!