Apnalaya

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Contribute to a fund towards sponsorship and fellowship program for adolescent and college going youth
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5000
Gift
Help poor women become financially independent by supporting their self help group
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
3000
Gift
Sponsor to a fund for running a Family Counseling Center (FCC) for victims of Domestic violence
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
2000
Gift
Support the one-month running cost of one ANC & Gyneac clinic for women and girls
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
2000
Gift
Sponsor to a fund on educating 10-12 differently abled children from very poor families
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
2000
Gift
Sponsor to a fund to provide medicines for approx 15 children with disability
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
1000
Gift
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
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Mission/Vision
Working with individuals, groups and communities, Apnalaya’s aim is to empower the disadvantaged to overcome the many social, political and economic barriers they face, and to help them access opportunities that lead to a better quality of life.
 
Background
Apnalaya Is a secular voluntary organisation founded in 1973 to help the hutment dwellers at Nariman Point, particularly the children
 
Arun has had the privilege of drawing from the best of many worlds; he grew up in rural Bihar, was educated at some of the premier institutes in Delhi and New York, and has worked for over 15 years with both implementing and support organizations, including Oxfam and CRY. Arun is committed to approaches that combine critical thinking and creative learning. He is passionate about Human Rights and Non-Violence: together these inform his perspectives on a host of domains including education, gender, health and livelihood. He is proud now to be part of Apnalaya, where he hopes his skills in envisioning, strategizing, and capacity enhancing will help him contribute in a way that helps the organization scale newer heights.
 
Facts
Full time staff :30
Part time staff:0
Consultants:0
Contract staff :62
Volunteers: 3
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 41571605
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 30470218
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Percentage of pregnant women completing 3 full ANC checks: 81
No. of disabled cases that benefited from intervention in educational, health and documentation : 196
Percentage of children receiving complete immunisation in the age group of 11-23 months: 66
Percentage reduction in underweight children: 2
No. of people availing benefit: 105
No. of children that benefited from sponsorship of education: 366
No. of cases that benefited from the family counselling centre: 236
No of people trained in Financial Literacy: 255
No of women that benefited economically from self-help groups: 209
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Apnalaya was awarded the Advanced Level- Guidestar India Gold by the Guidestar Transparency
RECEIPTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)3,887,2763,263,4663,286,667
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,780,5663,023,5722,301,976
Other donations from Indian individuals4,846,1623,996,443980,430
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia719,314352,156532,076
Other donations from foreign individuals459,0551,654,94042,415
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)7,082,7122,654,3974,967,493
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)21,796,52011,483,6524,568,972
Sale of assets000
Miscellaneous022,5000
Total Receipts41,571,60526,451,12616,680,029
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PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)943,968688,133402,141
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries06,4000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits10,745,8617,441,9086,167,691
Staff training412,391140,16316,550
Staff travel226,651174,562128,402
Consultant's fees1,629,628952,271552,561
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,114,5491,715,8261,621,129
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,320,338442726,819
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)387,73516,7290
Others7,076,1424,651,6502,742,397
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits4,344,7813,550,0151,950,523
Staff training180,23049,996119,584
Staff travel48,54768,48325,905
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)624,792422,090522,621
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)113,85026,29255,683
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )170,1509,3262,317
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)0319,373123,088
Other non-programme expenses130,605106,514403,931
Total Payments30,470,21820,340,17315,561,342
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-2830]
2 Society [No.Bom.75/73 G.B.B.S.D.]
3 PAN Number:AAATA0838L
4 12-A [No.INS./10270]
5 80G [No.DIT(E)/MC/80-G/1869/2008 /2008-09]
6 FCRA [No.083780332]
7 35AC [No.]
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 Auditors
 Borkar & Muzumdar
 21/168 Anand Nagar OM CHS, Anand Nagar Lane, Vakola, Santacruz (E)
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00011415
 5,000 – 10,00023032
 10,000 – 25,00081826
 25,000 – 50,0002810
 50,000 – 1,00,000134
 Greater than 1,00,000101
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1962000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 60000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1962000
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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 Dr Indira Makhijani
(81)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Kamala Aithal
(47)
 Female, Joint Secretary, INR 0.00,
3 Kripa Krishanmorthy
(37)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
4 Dr. Aparna Santhanam
(47)
 Female, Secretary , INR 0.00,
5 Sonali Thakker
(47)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Annabel Mehta
(77)
 Female, President , INR 0.00,
7 Vrunda Mahadevia
(46)
 Female, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Dr Indira Makhijani Member: A medical doctor and one of the first women to become a certifying surgeon in Mumbai. She has dedicated 36 years to Apnalaya, running clinics in sheds, centres and even a temple! She has also worked with Maharashtra Medical Services
2 Kamala Aithal Joint Secretary: With a PGDBA in Finance from Chennai, Kamala worked with ICICI Bank and Barclays Bank in Mumbai before setting up her own company, Poiesis Risk Solutions in 2011
3 Kripa Krishanmorthy Member: Has been with Citi Bank as a Vice President and Manager, Human Resources at ASN AMRO. Studied at Tata Institution of Social Science
4 Dr. Aparna Santhanam Secretary: A dermatologist and wellness consultant, working with pharmaceuticals and FMCGs. An author and occasional broadcaster, she has worked with the Foundation for Research in Community Health and Bombay Leprosy project
5 Sonali Thakker Member: A graduate of Swarthmore College, with an MA from SOAS, London and MBA from Yale, she is the Director of Dukes Retreat Hotel. She was previously with Star TV for 11 years.
6 Annabel Mehta President: A talented pianist before becoming a social worker, has dedicated 40 years to Apnalaya as Hon. Treasurer. She is currently on the board of Give India, and a member of the Accreditation Committee of Credibility Alliance
7 Vrunda Mahadevia Member: Has been with Merrill Lynch for 17 years, and is currently Executive Director, Investments. She is a trustee of Pranic Healing Foundation of Maharashta, and has volunteered with Akanksha and with Jai Vakil School
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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 2016-201728/02/201647
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201728/02/201647
Annual Report for the year 2015-201621/05/201677
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201624/09/201667
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External Reviews
1Save The Children
2
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Economic Empowerment via SHG
Mahadevi stays with her husband; two daughters & son at her parents home in Bainganwadi. Her husband is a poorly paid construction worker and was the only breadwinner in the family. Economic hardships compelled Mahadevi to take frequent loans from moneylenders paying high interest to make ends meet. Apnalaya encouraged Mahadevi to join the Renuka Self Help Group (SHG). As a member, she learned how to save money and was trained in record maintaining. But taking that first step to setting up her own business was a big roadblock. The Apnalaya staff, via regular meetings and entrepreneurial workshops, opened up the possibilities that were available. She then successfully completed an ornament & paper bags making training, which was organized by Apnalaya for selected and interested SHG members. With a keen interest in paper bag making she soon started taking orders from companies. She now earns well from this business and is supporting her family. This has boosted her self-confidence and decision making ability and she no longer depends on high interest loans that are rampant in the locality to meet her family's needs. I liked attending the trainings conducted by Apnalaya as I got excellent ideas & skills due to which I could begin this small business. I can pay my children's school fees, repair my house, and take care of family health very easily now. I feel more independent and confident. I started getting respect from my family including my husband. I feel very happy now, says Mahadevi.
 
 Health of Women is Health of Nation
Ruby Mohd. Sarver Shaikh lives in Chikhalwadi Community in Shivaji Nagar, Govandi since last 10 years. Ruby has 3 children; a son 14 years and two daughters 8 and 2 years old. She was suffering from Gynac problems but she was not going to hospital for diagnosis and treatment because their economic situation was not good. Also she was shy to share this with anyone else. Because of white discharge she was having pain in abdomen, body and felt very sick. Her husband is not earning. She runs bhishi (provides lunch boxes to people) from her home and hence she thought that if she was admitted to a hospital she would not be able to supply lunch to people. Apnalaya is working in communities near Deonar Dumping groundside in Shivajinagar. In these communities people here mainly have come from northern states in search of livelihood and have settled in densely populated slums. There are no proper health facilities in these communities. Apnalaya runs Antenatal Care and Gynac clinic twice in a week at Padmanagar and Twice in a month at Rafinagar. Monthly minimum 200 women take treatment in these clinics. During regular home visit Apnalaya health worker meet her and informed her about our health services. She advised her to come to Apnalaya to meet the doctor. Ruby visited the clinic on 10th July 2013. The doctor examined her, and started her treatment. Ruby regularly visited the Apnalaya Gynac clinic for her treatment follow-up and completed her treatment course. She is completely cured and her overall health has also improved a lot. Now she looks happy and more active.
 
 A new beginning for Takrim
Takrim was referred to Apnalaya by one of the members of the self-help groups. Since Takrim was the only son in the family, his father was reluctant to send him to the day care. His parents were not able to accept that their child is suffering from mental illness. They thought that he could get cured if he gets treated in a private medical place. They thought that Takrim would be mocked in public and so they did not take him anywhere outside the house. Takrim was being fed by his mother and did not go to the toilet on his own. He never even realized when he wanted to go to the toilet since he was not trained. We had been visiting his family for a period of 6 months and were kept informed about the updates on disability and its types. His family was made aware of the fact that their son needs to be trained, through the parents of children who used to come to the day care. His mother got ready to take her child to day care; however his father was still reluctant. They heard that children who had been attending the day care were able to go to a special school nearby. This made the parents change their mind and they started to bring Takrim daily to day care. Takrim comes to the day care daily and a lot of change has been noticed. He eats on his own. If he feels like going to the toilet, he tells the care giver. He wears his own clothes and can speak multiple words. He has developed his social skills and gets around with his friends in day care. He has been able to get admission into Sulbha School for the mentally impaired. His parents are happy and are able to support the disability program as well
 
 Sarfaraz has not lost hope
Sarfaraz was born in their own house. After a month and a half, his mother suffered from TB and died after some time. After a year and a half, he started suffering from partial sightedness. Sarfaraz used to go to school until he was in the 8th standard. However, when he got into the 9th standard, he began to fall sick and used to faint and got episodes of seizures. When he was 6 years old, he used to come to Apnalaya’s Padma Nagar clinic for a general check. He was advised with calcium and other vitamins for his illness. However, his episodes of seizures did not subside; he was thus referred to JJ Hospital. . After a medical check in JJ, he was diagnosed with brain tumour. He was asked to get the tumour operated. His father approached Apnalaya and was able to get some support for his operative procedure. He was also referred to other organisations that support for surgical procedures. He was thus collectively supported and Apnalaya could support him for a mere Rs 5,500 for his surgical procedure. His operation proved successful. However, he was left completely blind and he was left paralysed from the left side of his body. His family did try to avail the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme, but his documents were not complete. He has been supported for medicines from 2012 and is still availing the same.
 
 Nafiza is a free woman now
Nafiza (name changed) approached us with a very unique problem. She went for a love marriage; however their love was short-lived as her husband turned out to be abusive. Even after they had a daughter, he continued to be abusive towards Nafiza and mistreated their daughter too. He convinced Nafiza to be a surrogate mother to childless couples, which would earn them good money and forced her to undergo surrogate pregnancy thrice. Her husband never gave her any money to run the household and frittered away her earnings on his vices. He would not even take care of her needs during her pregnancies and Nafisa continued to suffer domestic violence at his hands When her husband started forcing Nafiza to go in for a fourth surrogacy, she decided that she did not want to weaken her health any further due these repeated pregnancies and approached our centre for help. We initially tried counselling her husband, but he continued treating Nafiza badly, regardless of our advice or warnings. We then convinced Nafiza to seek help from her brother and brought both brother and sister together and appraised him of his sister’’s sad situation. Her brother persuaded Nafiza to leave her husband and agreed to let Nafiza and her daughter stay with him. Her husband was furious when Nafiza walked out of his home. He tried threatening her and when that did not work, resorted to emotional blackmail to persuade her to come back. We intervened on her behalf and warned him that if he continued to harass her, we would get help from police and take legal action against him. This scared him off and he left his wife alone without any further threats. Nafiza is now staying with her brother’’s family. She has managed to get a job and is able to provide for her and her daughter. She now leads a simple life with dignity and is hopeful of a better future for her daughter
 
 Salma regains the opportunity to study
Salma’’s home got burnt down ten years ago, when she was very young. Her father’’s life changed at this point, where he became financially insecure and to begin the precarious life of rag-picking. Most rag pickers live in fear of being stopped by watchmen and taken to the police station, losing their entire day’’s work. During this time, Salma reached the legal age to attend formal schooling. As the only breadwinner of a household of 5, Salma’’s father was already burdened with family needs and the education expenses of her two older siblings. Her opportunity of going to school was in jeopardy. Through Apnalaya’’s citizenship program, Salma’’s father has been granted an ID card that makes his work legal. It is through this initial contact with Apnalaya that he learned about the educational sponsorship program. The program has since changed Salma’’s life. Throughout the past 12 years, Apnalaya has been able to fund 50% of Salma’’s educational fees, along with textbooks, notebooks, school uniform, and yearly picnics. Following protocol, Apnalaya approached Salma two years ago to see if she would continue onto class 11; she and her family eagerly accepted the support. Through her partnership with Apnalaya and her determination, Salma strives to perform well at school. Despite the taxing duty of household chores, Salma persists to study 3-4 hours every day. Salma is pursuing her Grade XII currently. She will continue to receive support from Apnalaya for the next year, following which she and her sister plan on going to graduate school. She wants to become a teacher.

You can communicate with Apnalaya at
Sangeeta More
B/9-103, New Jaiphalwadi SRA Co-op Hsg Society, Behind Police Quarters, Tardeo-
Mumbai - 400036,India

Or you can reach Apnalaya here
Phone : 91 9833262619
Fax :
E-mail : sangeeta@apnalaya.org
Website: http://www.apnalaya.org

   

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