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Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Make a poor young woman independent by sponsoring a 3 month course on IT-Basics
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a poor young woman be independent by sponsoring a 3 month course on Cutting & Tailoring
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Women are the key to a thriving future for their family and community.
In view of the pitiful situation in which many underprivileged women live in the national capitol region, three professional women decided to launch a charitable trust to encourage needy women to achieve their potential. Thus Protsahan charitable trust was created in 2003 for the empowerment of migrant women, domestic workers, school drop-outs and any other woman with limited educational opportunities. In 2007 Protsahan launched its first Kamalini Vocational Training Centre in the urban village of Shahpur Jat. In 2008 was opened the second centre in Kishangarh and in 2010 Protsahan and EDI signed a MoU to jointly develop a much bigger Kamalini Vocational Training Centre on Gurgaon-Sohna Road, for which EDI acquired 5 acres of land. The new Kamalini centre operated by EDI is about to open. Since 2007, hundreds of women have gained valuable skills to increase their earning power and take better care of their homes and families.
Ms. Monica Rita de Souza is an Entrepreneur of a home services and language education company, Monica has long been involved in youth service and development initiatives for the poor and women in need. In her free time, Monica mobilizes and coordinates student volunteers to collaborate with local charities and Kamalini to run holiday activities for poor children, to gather food and clothing, and make visits to the needy, the aged, the lonely and sick. Kamalini has enabled many women to achieve their aspirations of becoming socially and economically independent and above all to realize their inner potential.
Full time staff :3
Part time staff:2
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 12
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 2953839
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 3515304
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of students enrolled in Employability skills and English classes: 25
No. of students certified in tailoring : 97
No. of students enrolled and certified in international cooking classes: 20
No. of students enrolled and certified in IT courses: 57
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)671,749311,592250,845
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia655,243966,27373,700
Other donations from Indian individuals208,025273,856395,030
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia31,453119,5017,700
Other donations from foreign individuals375,151397,893486,325
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)47,000251,148229,417
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)921,1181,318,8561,125,033
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts2,953,8393,673,8382,573,050
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)364,839178,7270
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries0026,690
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,125,5771,312,1821,357,009
Staff training2,0031,68531,940
Staff travel106,47673,25568,831
Consultant's fees15,89000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)575,258650,938612,554
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)267,669280,938143,108
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)00188,359
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits417,308125,30731,175
Staff training2,97500
Staff travel14,3104,08525,688
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)223,44226,42327,455
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)57,48730,60642,668
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )27,56023,59620,225
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)230,921176,887188,359
Other non-programme expenses7,4853,2500
Total Payments3,515,3042,943,6262,782,840
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.205, Vol. 1853]
2 PAN Number:AAATP7835J
3 12-A [No.2003-04/P-797/03/743]
4 80G [No.2008-09/P-797/4/5804-2308]
5 FCRA [No.231661120]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Koshi and George
 B1/ 3&4, CSC 1st Floor, Vasant Kunj
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000011
 5,000 – 10,000044
 10,000 – 25,000044
 25,000 – 50,000011
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 336993
2 Lowest Paid: INR 26400
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Monica Rita de Souza
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Maria Tecla Mendes
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Josephine Kunnacherry
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Monica Rita de Souza Monica Rita D’Souza is an entrepreneur of Domus Home Products & Services Ltd. New Delhi. She is a co-founder of Protsahan Charitable Trust in 2003 and vice president of a registered society. She currently directs the outreach service of youth in the Vatsalya project to mobilize student volunteers to run tutoring and holiday activities for poor children, to gather food and clothing for the needy and to visit the aged, the lonely and sick.
2 Maria Tecla Mendes Maria is a founding member and President of Educational & Development Initiatives. She leads the Academics at the new Kamalini campus on Sohna Road run by EDI. She has 20 years work experience in multi-national corporations in Mumbai and Delhi, in Galderma (pharmacueticals), IBM, Arthur Andersen, and the Taj Group of Hotels, besides having 12 years experience as a lecturer of information technology and business studies.
3 Josephine Kunnacherry Dr. J.J. Kunnacherry, MD and Ph.D, is the Project Director of Family Health Care and Education, a charitable trust she launched in 2003, after working on a family health project since 1998. Dr. Kunnacherry promotes a supplemental educational centre for children that provides poor children a chance for tuitions, in an atmosphere that promotes good habits of nutrition and hygiene, study, and good use of time. She also runs preventative medical care camps in poor neighbourhoods.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201726/03/201633
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201726/03/201633
Annual Report for the year 2015-201623/11/201633
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201625/07/201633
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Story of Sunita
Sunita has studied up to Grade 8 & did not have any additional skills to take up any occupation and earn for her livelihood. She lived in a small rented room in Kishangarh with her husband and two children (5 and 10 years old). Her husband is an agent for an insurance company and his earning are very less depending on the commissions earned on whatever policies he is able to get done by people. The family faced problems in terms of finances and better education for the children. Sunita joined the Cutting & Tailoring under TECOS at Kamalini Kishangarh centre on April 2012 and gradually found a drastic change in her life within a year. She completed the two levels of the course and had her hands on stitching with nearly perfect finishing. She learnt to interact with people around her and gained self-confidence during these learning days. She started practicing stitching at home from whatever she learnt from Kamalini classes and gave different design patterns to the clothes. After completing the two levels of the course, she started stitching clothes at home and attaining customers who appreciated her work. Her dream of providing a better future to her children seemed to get a shape as her income helped in carrying out her household expenses. She was able to send her children for good quality education. In July 2013, she completed the third level of the course and is giving full time to her tailoring profession.She earns about 6000-7000 per month and claims that her family is now in a better off condition.
 Story of Lakshmi Kashyap
Lakshmi is 24 years old & lives in a rented house in ShahpurJat village with her parents and 5 other siblings. Her father does not work and only at times visits his ancestral village for some farming activities and her mother is a housewife. The family thrives on the little earnings of her elder sister who does cutting and tailoring work. Lakshmi received an interview call for a job that demanded basic computer skills, which she was devoid of. On December 2011, she joined Kamalini Basic Computer course for duration of six months where she gained knowledge about computers from its basic. She found the best opportunity with Kamalini as a centre to learn computers as for her it was affordable and was nearest to her house. Along with learning computers, she also learnt various other skills to understand the technology and software to have a basic idea about this field. After completing her course in July 2012, she joined the Child Development Centre at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi from August as a computer technology part time teacher. She now teaches them computer literacy, software and technology, MS office and other computer related work to the students and earns Rs. 6000 per month. She is able to help in her family expenses as well as pursue her MA in Hindi literature.

You can communicate with Protsahan at
Jasmine Jose
33 Shahpur Jat-
New Delhi - 110049,India

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