Hasiru Dala aims to carry out operations in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Programme.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
- No Poverty: Hasiru Dala works to give wastepickers and other workers in the waste management system access to predictable employment where possible, and accessing social entitlement schemes and financial inclusion, through gaining access to Occupational Identity Cards, social security schemes, vocational trainings (in solid waste management and other streams)
- Zero Hunger: Hasiru Dala dedicates workflows to facilitating access to PDS where possible and linkages to other subsidised programs for food and nutrition
- Good Health and well-being: Hasiru Dala serves the wastepicker communities for health and well-being through health camps and sustained medical intervention, as well as health education interventions. Through trainings for mushroom cultivation and drumstick cultivation the wastepickers have a source of nutrition as well as a food product they can sell in the open markets.
- Quality Education – Through the Buguri Children’s programme, which sets up community libraries in wastepicker communities, children of wastepickers have access to scholarships and the options of attending boarding schools and link to local government schools. The community library also encourages functional literacy through reading programmes in the library and encourages children to stay in school.
- Gender equality – The Buguri Children’s Library provides art therapy and counseling to children, with a focus on gender and gender roles and to navigate them. Hasiru Dala also facilitates counsel and legal redressal for domestic violence and support for substance abuse.
- Clean water and sanitation: Wastepickers live in communities in underserved areas without basic amenities. Hasiru Dala works with community leaders and local authorities to increase or introduce basic amenities for wastepickers communities.
- Affordable and Clean Energy: Through the Hasiru Mane projects, wastepickers can have housing run on solar energy. Plans are being formulated to create access to solar energy in communities that don’t have electricity
- Decent work and economic growth: Hasiru Dala provides trainings and facilitated workshop to create increased opportunities for predictable income, and also advocates for better working conditions for wastepickers, regarding safety, benefits, matured working centres
- Promoting equality : Hasiru Dala’s advocacy and campaigning contributes to an increase in interaction between citizens and wastepickers. This interaction through mutual civic services increases civic awareness about wastepickers and reduces caste discimination.
- Sustainable cities and settlements: Wastepickers contribute to infra-economy of the city. Hasiru Dala’s engagement also involves facilitating sustainable waste management in urban areas, enhancing circular economy infrastructures and better housing provided to wastepickers through government intervention