World Faith Delhi
HAQ (which means ‘rights’ in Hindi) focuses on advocacy, emergency response, and support for children and the homeless. World Faith Delhi (HAQ) knows that voting is crucial for slum residents in Delhi to vocalize their needs and to stop government initiated demolitions and evictions. HAQ volunteers get slum residents involved by teaching them about local elections and providing ballots. This advocacy effort extends to the HAQ shelter, where volunteers work with up to 350 homeless people a month distributing blankets, food, and water. In order to make a long-term change in the city, HAQ strives to give slum children the opportunity to learn so they can earn a degree and secure jobs outside of the slums. Basic literacy also allows the children to better navigate the legal structures that govern them. The four schools serve over 300 children. By mobilizing Delhi’s slum residents, HAQ is helping to break the cycle that keeps generations living in poverty.