Babli Devi with Cow
Babli Devi

I’m very grateful to Amar Singh and Poonam from Safai Karamchari Andolan. One day they arranged a community meeting in our colony. In the meeting they made us realise that manual scavenging is not an occupation, but it is a violence on our community, particularly on the women. I understood and decided that I’ll do something else.

After discussing with my husband, I left manual scavenging. In 2013, the state government conducted a statutory town survey. I also registered my name with the help of SKA Uttrakhand team. I received Rs. 40,000 one-time cash payment. I invested this money in livestock and now I’m selling milk.

I am living a dignified life now. Thanks to SKA team.”