Rickshaw drivers are a symbol of the ‘old’ India coexisting with the ‘new’ on the roads. They are a symbol of poor India sharing the same coordinates with the rich, a unique viewing experience which urban India offers to the world.
Rickshaw drivers can often be seen throughout India sleeping in their rickshaw or living on the side of the roads with their families. Temperatures often drop at night, especially in northern India, making this sort of existence detrimental to their health.
The least we can do to assist is to finance the provision of blankets which our partners in northern India distribute to rickshaw drivers at Christmas.
Donations of any amount will help us continue to assist rickshaw drivers in this way.