Estd: 1993
Used for Beneficiaries: 86%
Address : Moti Chowk, Rajgurunagar, Taluka Khed, Pune 410505. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 2135 223176; +91 9850153574
Donor Contact : Ms. Sudha Kothari / +91 9822529697 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources15,051,00015,342,37814,302,662
Institutional Sources5,373,8145,395,9954,471,802
Foreign Sources1,159,8742,992,1736,231,947
Other Income6,2069,409221,025
Total Income (A)24,679,57827,240,61330,663,002
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities23,950,94626,350,61024,441,502
Programme Staff Cost00732,996
Travel Expenses00209,044
Direct Programme Expenses23,950,94626,350,61025,383,542
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses12,000210,9932,616,301
Other Expenses/Transfer762,81756,0001,637,665
Total Expenditure (B)24,725,76326,617,60329,637,508
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-46,185623,0101,025,494
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets5,347,6774,662,8224,129,758
Current Assets (excl. Cash)13,083,5239,971,54522,035,900
Cash/Bank 4,758,9513,390,9414,641,067
Accumulated Deficits1,711,75400
Total Assets35,061,90535,792,09549,434,025
Corpus / Share Capital319,009319,009319,009
General Funds01,300,0352,325,530
Earmarked Funds31,835,98223,087,17624,756,440
Current Liabilities2,425,9962,026,5639,270,024
Total Liabilities35,061,90535,792,09549,434,025
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Brijesh Dattaji & Co.
Bankers :
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank
HDFC Bank State Bank of India
Indian Bank Bank of Baroda
Yes Bank Bank of India
Central Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Sudha Kothari, Managing Trustee Ms. Surekha Shrotriya, Trustee
Dr. S. V. Gore, Trustee Dr. Ram Katariya, Trustee
Mr. Vijaykumar Bhansali, Trustee Mr. Harish Vora, Trustee
Dr. S. Vijayanand, Trustee Ms. Girija Srinivasan, Trustee
Ms. Jahanvi Andharia, Trustee Ms. Kalpana Pant, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Government Sources mainly include grants from Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), which on behalf of the Government of Maharashtra has taken up the cause of overall development of women through the Tejaswini Project. 2) Contributions for Admin Support and Training shown under Donations. 3) Sales/Fees mainly include expert fees, training fees, and counselling fees. 4) Until FY14, the NGO has provided only one amount as expenditure on projects; no details were made available for all years. 5) Other Expenses/Transfers mainly include transfers to Earmarked Funds. 6) Significant increase in Current Assets in FY15 is mainly due to Grants Receivable of Rs102 lakhs.

NGO Profile :
Chaitanya is a pioneer of community based micro finance institutions in Maharashtra. They have facilitated this process to get rural women out of poverty and provide them with much needed social security, as well as a platform to address their financial and social needs. Their vision is an equitable society where women become self-reliant.

Main activities are:

  • Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and Federation: In FY15, Chaitanya set up 49 federations in 18 districts and 1,431 villages of Maharashtra. They have initiated the formation of 8,907 SHGs in order to provide equitable and affordable financial services to women, as well as provide a forum for sharing, learning, planning and monitoring of funds. Some of their main programs are “Tejswni Rural Empowerment Program” to enable poor women improve overall well-being, “Swawalamban” organizes women farmers into SHGs, Vasundhara to promote self-reliant SHGs and promotion and linkages of WSHGs.
  • Jankar: This program trains women in areas of gender sensitive laws, financial literacy and government programs. Women are trained in counselling skills to resolve family problems and spread awareness on women’s rights. They have partnered with Ford Foundation to open 20 counselling centers.
  • Upjeevika (livelihood program): Chaitanya works to enhance knowledge of livelihood practices, skills and introduce livelihood ideas for increasing sources of income. They conduct trainings in vermin-composting, organic farming, animal husbandry, financial aid for credit needs, raised-bed agriculture, kitchen garden, horticulture, fodder enrichment and systematic rice intensification. They promote farmer groups and entrepreneurship through skill training in tailoring, garment making, and handicrafts. Many women members are involved in micro enterprises at various steps in the value chain and get an additional source of income.
  • Health: Chaitanya works to increase awareness of basic health care and hygiene, providing preventive health care facilities, absorbing health shocks and Community Based Monitoring of the Public Healthcare System. For absorbing health shocks they pool in their resources which is then used for community disbursals. They have developed a cadre of women who serve as resource people in rural preventive health and provide affordable facilities for regular health check-ups through a mobile doctor and health camps.