Asia Initiatives

Sustainable Development in Slum Neighborhoods

Multiple Cities, India

In collaboration with URBZ, Asia Initiatives has been promoting development in slums by supporting improvements in and construction of ultra low-cost housing. Through the rotating loans provided by Asia Initiatives to Arpana in Delhi, many slum dwellers in the Molarbandh community now have solid, safe homes. Asia Initiatives has also supported URBZ: User Generated Cities, in providing programs for children of Dharavi in Mumbai, as well as running participatory workshops on pressing urban issues. The website created by URBZ has become the definitive online resource for the residents of Dharavi.