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.
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.
I am in regular touch with Parveen our programme co-ordinator and who has taken a special interest in this cohort of young people. This is