SUB SECTOR: Sex Workers
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 33 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Women, children, and LGBT communities affected by poverty and the commercial sex industry; Help end human trafficking; Provide healthcare to HIV/AIDS affected; Provide day care, education and vocational training for deprived children; Helpline for female sex workers; Campaign for justice, rescue and rehabilitation for the needy
Supported by:
Cipla Foundation; Eclerx; Google; General Insurance Corporation; ICICI Bank; Larsen & Toubro; Caring Friends
Key Trustees:
Mr. Sanjay Gugle; Mr Rajiv Gujar
Recognition: Featured on the acclaimed show Satyamev Jayate; 2012: Winner of Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh National Award from the President of India
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.5% Highest: 98.7% Lowest: 52.8%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs10 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹1,000 to rescue and nurse abandoned infants until they find a new family
  • ₹1,500 to the shelter providing safety and support for up to 30 women (and their children)
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High impact interventions to help sex workers and their children
  • Snehalaya's aim is to give every woman and child a life free from inequality, cruelty and discrimination. Snehalaya runs 16 key projects; a) the rehabilitation centre provides shelter and vocational training for sex workers and their children. b) Healthcare provides medical and rehabilitative care for trafficked/forced female and male sex workers. c) Education program provides day care in 6 slums and runs two education centres with vocational courses and primary education.
  • Snehalaya serves to over 29,000 beneficiaries each year. Since inception they have reached out to 2569 sex workers, undertaken 8742 child line cases, educated 315 children through their English medium school and 500 abandoned babies have found homes from the adoption center.
  • In future, Snehalaya plans to a) build a 50 bed hospital dedicated to care/treat people living with HIV/AIDs, b) build an agriculture training centre to create new generation of agriculture entrepreneurs and technology assistants, c) build a 50 bed adoption center that will provide improved new and post-natal facilities and space for unmarried mothers.
13 cr
11 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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