The Shanty Trust

Relieving Poverty
Empowering Women
Educating Children

THE SHANTY TRUST

Who are we ?

The Shanty Trust is U.K registered Charitable Trust (Registration No. 1188154)  raising funds to support the work of partner organisation TILJALA SHED which works with rag pickers and the ultra-poor in Kolkata, India. Our mission is to relieve poverty by empowering women through vocational and livelihood programmes and protecting children from early marriage and child labour through educational support.

COVID 19 FUND

The Shanty Trust is raising funds for emergency food and medicine for Kolkata’s most vulnerable. The pandemic continues to cause great hardship: besides the virus itself poverty, unemployment and hunger continue. Day labourers   with no work; rag pickers and beggars who can’t go out onto the streets; street vendors who cannot trade. 


This campaign will get your donations out to Kolkata fast.

THE SHANTY TRUST

News

Educational Sponsorship

Fahim

This is Fahem. Yesterday his mother was crushed to death by a truck. This week Fahem and 19 other young people from our Topsia Evening

Read More »
Saika
Educational Sponsorship

Saika’s Story

Saika is 17 years old and lives in a a shelter beside the open sewers of Topsia in Kolkata. She lives with her father, who

Read More »

Learn more about our efforts on behalf of women and children in Kolkata, India experiencing destitution, exploitation, abuse and neglect.