Shot (randomly by a karyakarta) when I was trying to experience personally how it feels to distribute water in a slum. I can to some extent feel how it all happens but can never experience it. This is simply a token exercise.
I can never experience the pain of women coming from a distant place to water distribution point with two empty cans and take away water equal to one can only. They do it so as to fill both the cans half which allows them to carry both the filled water cans back to their places having equal weight in both the hands.
I can never experience the difficulties faced by Jamil bhai, Ghulam Sarvar bhai, Shanta Mausi, Nirmala Singh who take out time from their work and spend most of their time distributing water to public without earning any profit.
Ambujwadi is getting cheapest and clean water for the first time in the history in the prevailing market rate of water. This is the outcome a massive rally to BMC office in December 2015 claiming their basic right over water. Through this action we could get just two tanks of water of 10,000 liters each. This is a very small supply for large population.
Again we plan to hit the streets of Malad making our way to BMC and coming back only with real solution of the problem.
Most welcome to visit Ambujwadi, help, mobilize.... #waterscarcity #slums #urbanpovertyfighter #mumbai #righttowater #righttohousing