Name Shelter Associates
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Company type Non-profit
Sector Sanitation
Region of operation Maharastra
Headquarters address Flat A/17, Sarasnagar Siddhivinayak Society, Swargate, Pune, Maharashtra Country: India Zip: 411042
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Target problem Shelter Associates and 'Baandhani' have worked together on access to sanitation since 2000, and have successfully implemented innovative projects in the cities of Pune, Sangli & Miraj, and in Khuldabad in the Aurangabad district. Community toilets have been built in Sangli & Miraj which include accommodation for a caretaker and a biogas system which converts the gases generated by the human excrement into a usable energy source for the caretaker and a few families in the communities.

Projects:- City-wide slum sanitation project, Pune (2013 - 2016) Community toilet block project, Pune (1999 - 2000) and Sangli & Miraj (2001 - 2002) Individual toilet project, Pune (2010 - Present)

Key product / Service Community Toilet projects
Team size 51-100
Number of beneficiaries 10000
Awards and recognition
  • Amazing Indian’s: India on the rise (Times Now 2011)
  • Ashoka Entrepreneurs for the Public Fellowship Award (2009)
  • Google Earth Hero (Google 2009)
  • New Asian Hero’s (Strait Times 2007)

Funding and Operating Model

Funding round Angel
Total funding raised
Investors No investors specified yet. Please edit page to add some.
Business details The organisation aims to improve the conditions within informal settlements by empowering communities to pursue their right to dignity by: (1) creating intelligent data that can be used for negotiation with the government; (2) assembling into large groups to advocate for improved delivery of essential services like water and sanitation; (3) inclusive and city-wide planning approaches for equitable distribution of resources and security of tenure; and (4) initiating livelihood projects.
Partners and key clients Partners:- Google,Darsa,Hexagon Geospatial,Intergraph, Friends of shelter Associates.

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