This month we bring to you a host of special programs that celebrate women.
We are celebrating women, women’s histories, explorations, contributions, advances, journeys, new beginnings, determinations, goals, mission, dreams and more. We also stand in solidarity as they build movements for resistance and change.
We are celebrating Annamma’s journey from a waste picker to a resource manager, in conversation with RJ Nalini Shekar and RJ Usha
Annamma, member of Hasiru Dala, has become the first woman wastepicker to buy and own a truck for door to door collection of dry waste (recyclables, low/no value waste) in Bangalore. Part of her own savings (INR 40,000) and partly support from S3IDF (INR100,000) for down-payment, helped her buy the truck on installments.
She operates Dry Waste Collection Center in Kamakshipalya- Ward 101, and will be undertaking dry waste collection in the same ward. We are thankful to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation) for recognizing wastepickers’ entrepreneurial zeal by encouraging them to engage in door to door collection.