Improving Women’s Access to Social Programs and Entitlements

Improving access to good quality social programs and entitlements across sectors for waste pickers and their families by

  • Mapping schemes and programs in financial and social inclusion, health and education, as well as barriers to access
  • Leveraging a collaboration between PMC and SWaCH to strengthen access to and quality of services across sectors
  • Advocating for the rights of waste pickers and other low-income groups in the development of new schemes and improving existing schemes.
  • Training waste pickers to increase knowledge of and access to schemes and benefits
  • Opening help desks in waste pickers' communities to increase awareness of and access to schemes and benefits
  • Identifying and filling gaps by engaging civil society and the private sector


Photo taken by Amit Thavaraj, October 2014. Used with permission from SWaCH.


Photo taken by the 3D Program, September 2017.