गुगल अर्थ च्या साहाय्याने प्रथम आम्ही एखादे विशिष्ठ शहर आणि त्या शहरातील झोपडपट्टीच्या सीमारेषा ठरवतो. प्रशासकीय आणि निवडणूक प्रभागाच्या विभागवार विभागणीनुसार शहरे आणि झोपडपट्ट्यांचा माहितीसह डिजिटाइज्ड नकाशे आपल्याला पाहता येतात. एखाद्या झोपडपट्टीचा विकास आराखडा मांडताना तेथील पायाभूत सेवा व सुविधा यांची तपशीलवार स्थिती जाणून घेण्यासाठी देखील या सविस्तर अहवालाचा उपयोग होतो.
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झोपडपट्टी ते स्वतःचे हक्काचे घर या प्रक्रियेत, झोपडपट्टी समुदायांना सामावून केवळ परवडणारी व सुरक्षित घरेच नव्हे तर त्याबरोबर जमिनीचा हक्क मिळवून देण्यास सर्वतोपरी मदत करणारी किंवा केवळ परवडणारी घरेच नव्हे तर जमीनीचा हक्क आणि सुरक्षित घरे मिळवून देताना झोपडपट्टी समुदायांना संपूर्ण प्रक्रियेत सामावून घेऊन सर्व सोयीयुक्त घर देऊन त्यांचा झोपडपट्टी ते स्वतःचे घर हा प्रवास पूर्ण करण्यास मदत करणे .Know More


आम्ही १९९० च्या उत्तरार्धात वस्त्यांचे दारिद्र्य सर्वेक्षण करण्यासाठी भौगोलिक माहिती प्रणाली ( GIS ) तंत्रज्ञान विकसित करून शहरी झोपडपट्ट्यांमध्ये आवश्यक सेवाबद्दल स्थानिक माहिती गोळा करण्यासाठी त्याचा वापर केला आहे. Know More

OUR Story

A passion to transform the lives of the urban poor drove architect Pratima Joshi and her two friends to lay the foundation of Shelter Associates (SA) 3 decades back. Using the objective strength of data and sensitivity lent by deep community engagement, SA creates a level playing field where multiple stakeholders can easily collaborate to achieve a shared vision of equitable access to essential services. This changes the power dynamic and the communities becomes equal partners in this continuously evolving story of urban development.

Building communities through Mobilization

The urban slum communities are our partners in this journey of ensuring equitable distribution of rights and essential services to all. We engage with them    through a host of educational and empowering developmental activities. Different types of formal and informal activities are conducted that are impacting  individuals of all age groups and genders. Also, innovative IEC Materials are developed to further involve the communities in a fun and engaging way..


Slum Houses Surveyed

Home Toilets Facilitated

Individuals Rehabilitated Through Housing

Digital Locational Addresses

Individuals Impacted - Directly & Indirectly

We contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals

नजीकच्या काळातील घडामोडी

हम !!

“व्हेन वुमन लीड ” शीर्षक असलेल्या संयुक्त राष्ट्र महिला कॉफी टेबल पुस्तकाचे अनावरण दिल्लीत करण्यात आले. शेल्टर असो. च्या संस्थापक व कार्यकारी संचालक प्रतिमा जोशी यांचा समावेश असलेल्या या पुस्तकाला फोर्ड फाऊंडेशनचे पाठबळ असून ‘हम’ संपूर्ण भारतातील प्रेरणादायी महिला नेत्यांच्या प्रवासावर प्रकाशझोत टाकतो.

संपूर्ण व्हिडिओ येथे पहा

Shelter Associates Wins Infosys Foundation's Aarohan Social Innovation Award 2023

SA was presented the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2023 by Mrs. Sudha Murthy under the Women Empowerment category for our unique data-driven sanitation model called the ‘One Home One Toilet’. We thank our supporters, partners, well-wishers and the communities for their unflinching trust and support. 

Click to watch the video made by Infosys Foundation on SA.

Big WINS for SA!

We are very excited to announce that Shelter Associates has won the SWACHHOTSAV WINS Awards for our sanitation programmes in both Navi Mumbai and Pune Municipal Corporation! The first edition of Women Icons Leading Swacchata(WINS) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to recognise and celebrate the impact of women-led organisations in sanitation and waste management. From leadership to community engagement, our sanitation programmes have been led by strong and passionate women.

SA Founder-Director, Pratima Joshi awarded INDUSEM’s ‘Samajik Abhiyantrik Sanmaan’

INDUSEM award was presented to Ar. Pratima Joshi by Professor Dr. Jonathan Jones, President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine was the Chief Guest for the event. The award was presented on the occasion of the 19th Annual All India Academic Conclave of Emergency Medicine in August 2023.


“Due to my old age, my granddaughter would assist me to the community toilet. I worried for her safety. I am extremely grateful to Shelter Associates who came as a blessing and solved my biggest problem by giving us a toilet at our home.”

- Lata Misal,

Beneficiary from Pune

“Pratima Joshi and Shelter Associates have been one of our amazing NGO partners who have educated us on the social sector space and the importance of data and technology to create social impact. Pratima Joshi is a super inspiring woman and Founder.”

- Donald Lobo,

Founder, Chintu Gudiya Foundation

“The One Home One Toilet model is robust and can be scaled easily to other urban areas within the country. With SA’s and Pune Municipal Corporation’s partnership, we are confident of achieving the targets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.”

- Kunal Kumar,

Municipal Commissioner of Pune

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Shelter Associates

SA was founded by architects in 1994 with a passion to ensure equitable access to essential services for the urban poor. SA follows a data-driven, multistakeholder approach to designing and implementing community-centric solutions around sanitation and social housing issues. Know More

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