Although the Dabbawala is recognized all over the world for excellence in supply chain management, time management, commitment, honesty and integrity but we also have our own problems. Some of the problems faced by us are as follows:
No medical cover or insurance which is a big problem when one of Dabbawala meets accident or falls ill.
No post-retirement benefits. As there is no retirement age in Dabbawala system and one is paid as long as one works. So when one Dabbawala is unable to work due to old age then he has no other mean of survival.
No arrangements for children education. As our earning are low , we find it tough to arrange quality education for our children and their development is hampered.
We have many other problems which are mainly due to our low income and low education.
The Dabbawala charity attempts to solve this problem with the help of society. Some of the Objectives of the Dabbawala charity to solve the problem are as follows:
- To develop and mobilize Community and Natural Resources to give the right direction to Dabbawala and economically weaker section of the trust for their sustainable overall development.
- To work with special concentration for the Child & Women Welfare of Dabbawala
- To organize and take up Health, Educational and Welfare programmes for Dabbawala & their family on priority basis.
- To arrange and provide medical aid and other assistance necessary for living to the needy Dabbawala who are incapable or handicapped and financially unfit.
- Zero bank balance account to Dabbawala.
- Computer, Management, English, Safety & Physical training to Dabbawala
- Institute annual function for Dabbawala
- Effectively advertise & market product through Dabbawala network.
- First Aid Kit with Dabbawala
- To communicate and coordinate with the Govt. Local and public authorities on various issues related to development welfare of Dabbawala & their dependencies.
- Free Dental & Health check-up. Free Insurance & Medi-claim for all Dabbawala.
- Free Legal & other Professional Services.
- To undertake any business activity & utilized the profit for the sole aim to benefit of trust member.
- Institute Dabbawala of the year & other Awards. Various awards & scholarship for Dabbawala dependencies.
- To organize lectures seminars on Dabbawala in various schools, Collages, Organizations and Institutions.
- Release postal stamp in memory of Dabbawala
- Anything & everything for the benefit of Dabbawala.