In India 200M people are migrant workers, many of whom leave home without trusted information about jobs and housing. This makes it easy for middlemen and landlords to take a big cut of their hard work. Bandhu is an online platform that matches migrant workers with jobs-that-pay and bundles them with affordable, proximate housing. A worker can compare and decide when, where, or even whether to migrate – and know how much money they’ll earn, save, and be able to send back home.
Rushil started work on Bandhu while doing his Master’s degree on Urban/City Planning at MIT. He also received a Fulbright Scholarship for the project. Before that he trained as an architect and has worked extensively on affordable housing and large urban projects in India and other developing countries.