The community based organisation (CBO) works with home based sex workers (SW) and is a major challenge for the CBO to work with them and maintain secrecy. The aim is to be self-reliant and get Ration cards and Bank accounts for the 1200 SWs living in rented homes.
KMM, which is registered with Aastha Parivaar, works in the area of Sion and Dharavi, and has been providing the services of health, hygiene, sanitation, fighting against stigma and discrimination, promoting education since 03/04/2009.
Apart from promoting sanitation and hygiene, they CBO also enable women to open a zero balance account to facilitate efficient savings. They hold legal sessions to promote the recognition and reporting of domestic violence. To practice safe sex, for their and their family’s health, the CBO also conducts training programmes on the implication and prevention of HIV/ AIDS and the importance of condoms. The CBO has tied up with Vitamin Angels who provide free Vitamin A supplements and de- worming tablets for the children below the age of 5.