The work of SPARC, the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan. Series Working Paper 5.
This is one of ten case studies that were part of an IIED research programme on \"Urban Poverty Reduction Programmes: Lessons of Experience\". The research was undertaken with support from DFID and from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This paper describes the work of an Indian NGO, SPARC and its Alliance with the women's cooperatives (Mahila Milan) formed by pavement dwellers and the National Slum Dwellers Federation.