Housing

Among socially marginalised people, one common factor that Krupa noticed was low self-esteem. While this was because of a number of reasons, one input Krupa received was that the lack of proper housing was a key contributor to this. Moreover, the children of these communities who had experienced a cleaner and better ambience in the various institutions they studied at, found it difficult to get back to dirty dingy and unsanitary conditions of their homes during vacation.

Low cost housing was started in the 90s and since then Krupa has been able to build over 70 houses so far. These have mostly been in two leprosy patients’ colonies and in a Narikoravar colony. However, construction of houses involves major capital outlay and therefore is subject to specific donations for housing.

The low cost houses are either row type or individual houses and re about 300 square feet in area with a room, a kitchen and a veranda. These are permanent dwelling places and protect the people from the elements round the year. This has made a big difference in the lives of the people and the communities where this has been focused on.