Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments. The Executive Director of "The Unforgotten" is Amit Kapadia, PE, and he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 443-668-2648.
The women and girls we find living in the trash dumps are in desperate situations, and are usually:
Abandoned or running away from abusive men.
Illiterate and lacking in job skills.
Suffering from hunger, and searching for food.
Sleeping in makeshift shelters inside the dump.
Unable to afford schooling
Traveling for miles to sell their finds from the trash dump
Aid for Safe Drinking Water
Please help villagers in the poorest regions of the world gain access to safe drinking water. It is the mothers and girls that would benefit most, since they bear the burden of bringing water to the home.
We drill boreholes, and install pumps to draw clean water from the ground, and construct tanks to store water.
Where demand is outstripping supply (causing the water table to be falling rapidly), we install rainwater harvesting systems.
Developing clean drinking water sources not only prevents deadly illnesses, but frees mothers and girls from making long, arduous trips, and allows girls to attend school.
Our special thanks to our partner Dining for Women (DFW) !! Their generous grant will be used to build a program to support 50 mothers and 100 daughters presently living in the trash-dumps of Pune, India. Grant funding will go towards adult literacy services, microloans to the mothers to start small businesses, and enrolling the daughters in primary school. The members of DFW are to be commended for freeing these families from wastepicking (selling and eating scraps found in the trash).