Providing Addresses for Slum Dwellers | 100 Innovators | CentennialBy
GADA member Alex Pigot’s Addressing the Unaddressed project in India needs your help. Please read Alex’s message:
“As you already know: of the 1,000 entries received by the Rockefeller Foundation for their Next Century Innovation Award we, Addressing the Unaddressed, have made it into the final 2 entries for the award which is based on the number of votes we receive between now and 31st May 2013.
If we win then we will have enough money to give addresses to another quarter of a million people living in slums in India! This will allow these people to access social welfare entitlements, receive an identity card, vote, open a bank account, and interact with utility companies and enable aid agencies to better serve the dwellers.
To quote Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, United Nations Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)”At UN-Habitat, we are convinced that everyone has the right to an address. If you do not have an address you do not officially exist. An Address is the key to a new life”.
Your vote will enable us give these people a key to a new life.”
Nothing is asked of you but your vote. Won’t you please support this wonderful work by voting here: http://bit.ly/Ygdcko