The Hope Project is located in the “urban village”of Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin, a 12th century village that grew around the shrine of the Sufi saint Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya, and which was later engulfed over the centuries by the city of Delhi.
This area is known for its congested, narrow lanes, tombstones, pilgrims, cuisine, spiritual music, bustling markets and mosques. It is home for approximately 20000 residents.
The Basti is also known as the home for a large number of migrants, deserted women, street children and beggars living in squatter settlements along the city sewers, under bridges and in the parks, and for countless others who have little or no access to health, education or
income generating facilities who are not protected by labor laws and who often work under exploitative conditions