Bharti is Kanpur based NGO which work’s with both rural and
urban communities. The areas where Shramik Bharti works is a plethora
of diversity where on one end we work with communities living in urban
slums of Kanpur which once upon a time was known as Manchester of
East and remains once of the most industrialised cities of Uttar Pradesh.
On the other end of the spectrum we have communities in rural areas
of Kanpur which is characterised with large tracts of saline lands,
ravine areas and also highly inaccessible pockets with extreme poverty.
However the needs in their own manner of both these communities are
the same. They lack access to capital for both consumption and productive
needs, the access to states services and provisions especially in
healthcare is almost negligible, there is utter lack of community
organisations for influencing the policies having direct impact on
their daily lives. The similarity does not end here, with changing
economic scenarios the sources of livelihood are getting equally affected
and both urban & rural communities have poor capacities for seeking
and adopting newer and additional sources of livelihood. Women and
children are the worst sufferers of these inadequacies with men often
migrating to alternative locations and sources of livelihood. It is
this with this perspective that Shramik Bharti works for empowerment
of poor and underprivileged with special focus on women and children.
Our mission is to facilitate and foster people’s democratic
institutions & work with Shramik Bharti being recognised as a
way of seeing and respecting people for creation of truly democratic
society, free from exploitations.