Snapshot
Samerth Charitable Trust
SECTOR: Environment
SUB SECTOR: Water Management
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
% Spent on beneficiaries
88%
Financial Score:
Age: 30 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location: 3 States
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
To develop humane and sustainable societies through education and healthcare; helping vulnerable communities of Rural India gain access to their social and economic rights; etc.
Supported by:
India Development Relief Fund Inc; UNICEF; Gruh Finance Ltd.; Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation; Water Harvest Ltd.; etc.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Gazala Paul, Managing Trustee
Dr. Bhushan Punani, Trustee
Dr. Darshini Mahadevia, Chairperson
Mr. Tejaram Desai, Trustee
Mr. Parvinsinh Jadeja, Trustee
Ms. Chitra Balkrishnan, Trustee
Recognition:
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 80.9% Highest: 99.4% Lowest: 51.1%
Income:
Average: Rs3 cr Highest: Rs36 cr Lowest: Rs2 lac
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Improving conditions of marginalized communities in India
  • Crisis: There has been limited social and economic growth in the last decade because of scarcity of resources and knowledge in the rural communities of India. Samerth Charitable Trust was established 16 years ago to focus on improving conditions of vulnerable communities to help them gain access to their basic rights and has invested their time and energy towards education, water conservation, women's empowerment and livelihoods ever since.
  • Programs: Samerth works on several causes in Chhattisgarh, Kutch and Ahmedabad related to Water Management and importance of sanitation; conducts Leadership-Building workshops for women and children, life-skills training for legal literacy information, rights and schemes, etc. The NGO also has a hostel for migrants, a seasonal school for the girl child and an education center for mentally challenged children. They address issues on nutrition and leverages government schemes to build resources for the same, generate employment and reduce migration. Spreading awareness about domestic violence and sharing information of their rights is also a part of their initiatives. Besides this, the organization works closely with the Baiga tribe to help them gain access of basic government health facilities
  • Outcome: Samerth has created a cadre of 20 empowering women from Ahmedabad, trained them as paralegal to provide legal and emotional support to individuals. With their efforts they were able to support 135 men and 104 women for the Baiga community. In 2018, Samerth Charitable Trust has 450 and 38,000+ direct and indirect beneficiaries respectively.
Income
Rs
5 cr
Expense
Rs
5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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