STREET BEGGARS People below poverty line: about 260 million by 2004. According to the census of India, there were 750307 Beggars and vagrants in India in 1981. Declined to 542875 in 1991,though it further increased To 627688 in 2001.
STREET CHILDREN Most children on the streets are between the ages of about 5 and 17 years old. There are an estimated 100 million children Living in the streets in the world today. India is home to the world’s largest population of street children, estimated at 57 million.
STREET SINGERS Survival is tenuious and incomes are uncertain, as villagers look to other means of entertainment.
STREET VENDORS Our street vendors, all 10 million or more of them, are part of the colour of India. Millions of street vendors in India are without any rights and treated as a nuisance.
STREET DANCERS Street performance is a family affair.Sons and daughters learn the trade from techniques handed down from generation to generation.
STREET COBBLER Streetside Cobblers are an ubiquitous sight in India. They will buy raw materials for them and had hand-stitched them.
Why???? SITUATION Unemployment. Poverty. Lack of affordable healthcare. War or armed conflict. Mental disorder, Disability. Lack of affordable housing. Domestic violence. Relationship breakdown.
PROBLEM Personal security. Safekeeping of bedding,clothing and possessions. Hygienic facilities. Cleaning and drying clothes. Hostility and legal powers against urban vagrancy. Storing small quantity of food.