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Delhi’s Urban Villages Face Uncertain Future

Delhi’s Urban Villages Face Uncertain Future

Many of the landmarks of Paras Tyagi’s life remain the same in Budhela village in Delhi where he grew up: the house he lived in, the school that he, his father and grandfather attended, the homes of neighbours he knew as a child. But the farmland that Tyagi’s grandfather once owned is long gone, a […]

The Ordeals Of Women Living In Slums

The Ordeals Of Women Living In Slums

 Today, across the globe, nearly one billion people live in slums and informal settlements in about 100,000 cities – about a quarter of the urban population. The thought of getting old, retiring and still living in a slum used to scare Emma Ochieng. Now the 55-year-old primary teacher has a new house on an estate […]

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

 Women and the youth in informal settlements will be given the first priority in subsequent Youth Enterprise Development Fund disbursements. “If in this intervention we could put up industries in informal settlements to produce their own products but for this to be a possibility first we have to empower these people,” said Osumba. He said […]