Jeevan Dhara
Comprehensive Empowerment
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 17 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: X
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust; Roti Bank Mumbai
Supported by:
Reducing Malnutrition in children, Decreasing school dropout; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Gene D Silva, Founder and Secretary Mr. Shaharukh Demeri, Trustee
Mr. Arthur DMello, Trustee Ms. Ashwini Parab, Trustee
Mr. Mahendra Vanzara, Trustee Mr. Joseph DCruz, , Trustee
Mr. Herman John Pinto, Trustee
Recognition: Fr. Salvador Rodrigues Memorial Award for Excellence in Social Work
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 85.3% Highest: 99.0% Lowest: 64.3%
Average: Rs35 cr Highest: Rs122 cr Lowest: Rs2 cr
How much to donate
  • You can donate ₹246/- to feed 1 child for 1 month
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In 1998 Gene DSilva started an outreach program for HIV positive patients and community development in Asias largest slum in India.

After some years, in 2005 Jeevan Dhara began its journey with a vision to provide a better tomorrow for our underprivileged community. Their main focus areas lies in Education, De-Addiction, Women Empowerment and Skill Development & Vocational Training.

Programs of Jeevan Dhara:

Covid19 program: During the Covid19 pandemic, Jeevan Dhara started distribution of food, medicine and sanitation for labour class in the slums of Mumbai. The immigrant workers on daily wages were most affected during this pandemic. Jeevan Dhara understood the plight of the 4 slum communities of Mumbai, migrant workers all over Mumbai and villagers in the Rural part of Umapur, Beed, Maharashtra and reached out to all those in need.

De-Addiction: This initiative was undertaken in 2008 to tackle the issue of substance abuse witnessed in the slums of Mumbai, India. The organization has a De-Addiction center set up in Maharashtra for rehabilitation purposes. In FY20, 14 addicts were admitted in the center.

Education: To promote a friendly and creative environment for teaching Jeevan Dhara began tuitions for underserved students and a Balwadi. With a view to make students more aware of the digitized world the NGO also conducts computer classes as a 3-month course.

Vocational Training: This was an initiative to create employment for beneficiaries who were not able to pursue higher studies due to lack of funds. Every year 60+ youth are trained and enabled for employment through courses such as tailoring, beauty treatment, etc.

Impact: In FY20, 43699 families were reached out to during the COVID19 relief activities in Mumbai and Beed, 5 addicts rehabilitated and are presently working and leading a normal life, 269 students received basic education, 60 youth and women were empowered through their vocational training program.

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Source : Audit Report 2020
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