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Toilet: Ek Jaroorat

On November 19, 2017, Posted by , In Impact Stories,Lessons4Me&U, With No Comments

When we rent out our first office space, we were on a shoestring budget, and thus had a space constraint. To tide over this, we encouraged girls among our staff to work from home if possible. But, we were amazed to find that they all preferred working from office rather…

Corner of their own!

On September 2, 2016, Posted by , In Impact Stories, With No Comments

In the last three years I have visited many slums in Mumbai, largely to understand their problems and how best we can use Helper4U platform to alleviate some issues. In the process, we have come across extraordinary people working in the slums, tirelessly, without much support from the government and…

Shakuntala; Live-in Maid

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In Impact Stories, With No Comments

Shakuntala is a widow from a small village in Maharashtra. She was getting ready to travel to Mumbai in search for a job. One of her friends carried back to her a pamphlet distributed by Helper4U.in in Mumbai, and told her about this new way of finding a job through…

Anis Sheikh; Office Boy

On January 25, 2016, Posted by , In Impact Stories, With No Comments

Anis is one of 5 children in his family. His mother is a domestic maid and father takes contracts for house repair, painting, etc. No one in his family has studied beyond Class 10. His elder brother is a driver and both his sisters were married off before turning 18….

Mehzabeen; Receptionist

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Impact Stories, With No Comments

Mehzabeen completed Class 11 then raw away from home to marry an auto rickshaw driver. Soon after marriage, she started suffering abusive behaviour at the hands of her husband. In addition, she received just Rs. 50 per day from him to take care of home and all her needs. Since…