Summary
Sahara
 
Development
Comprehensive
Estd: 1988
Used for Beneficiaries: 79%
Address : 2-3-703/K/1(991), Tirumala Nagar, Amberpet, Hyderabad 500013. Telangana
Email :  sahara_ngo@rediffmail.com
Web-site : www.saharango.wordpress.com
Telephone : +91 40 27407952
Donor Contact : Mr. Narsing Rao / +91 9440483089 / sahara_ngo@rediffmail.com
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201520162017
Income From
Government Sources10,5006,0000
Institutional Sources472,400430,222230,656
Foreign Sources12,33212,05056,700
Donations672,493878,746965,305
Sales/Fees20,10024,0000
Interest/Dividend94,75490,40084,958
Other Income001,392,903
Total Income (A)1,282,5781,441,4182,730,522
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,225,7941,064,2111,546,574
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses1,225,7941,064,2111,546,574
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses221,593298,975407,609
Depreciation36,64920,03012,648
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)1,484,0361,383,2161,966,831
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-201,45758,202763,691
Balance Sheet201520162017
Assets
Fixed Assets380,441360,41159,215
Current Assets (excl. Cash)379,621380,5918,681
Cash/Bank 108,449223,711679,008
Investments1,000,0001,000,0001,800,000
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets1,868,5111,964,7132,546,904
Liabilities
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds1,472,5411,530,7432,294,434
Earmarked Funds240,470240,470240,470
Loans145,500183,5000
Current Liabilities10,00010,00012,000
Total Liabilities1,868,5111,964,7132,546,904
Other Details201520162017
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)6,8173,5428,223
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)18,00012,40040,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 212385238
Number of Staff121317
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)120,000144,000144,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)24,00024,00024,000
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : B. V. R. & Associates
Bankers :
ICICI Bank Canara Bank
Vijaya Bank United Bank of India

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. T. N. Balamukund, President Mr. Pradeep Chandra, Vice President
Mr. R. Yashwanth Rao, Treasurer Mr. R. Narsing Rao, Secretary
Mr. Jitender Kumar, Member Mr. D. Venkatadri, Member
Mr. B. Bhasker, Member

Source : Audit Report 2017

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees include Agricultural Income. 2) Other Income includes Gain on sale of Land and Building. 3) The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various programs, but not a detailed breakdown.

NGO Profile :
Hyderabad-based Sahara, as its name denotes, offers support to the poor and needy located in the region. Since 1988, the NGO has been providing assistance in the areas of elderly care, women and community empowerment, education, health, environment, agriculture, and rural development.

Sahara achieves its objective of 'Let Us Extend a Helping Hand’ through the following programs:

  • Vocational Trainings: Vocational skills and employability potential training in areas like spoken English, computer basics, office assistant, beautician courses, tailoring, embroidery, etc. are provided to young women and school and college dropouts. After the training is completed, they are provided with free placement services. During the year, 67 candidates benefitted from this program.
  • Elderly Care: Destitute and uncared for elderly citizens are supported every month for their livelihood with provisions, nutrition, toiletries, health checkups and other supplies including cash, through the ‘Adopt a Destitute Aged’ program. Over 50 such elderly citizens were supported during the year. Awareness was created on care for the elderly and their quality of life among youth by conducting awareness talks and various campaigns. Special occasions like World Elders Day are celebrated and games and cultural programs are organized for the elderly.
  • Children: Sponsorship – Sahara supports children belonging to vulnerable families, especially semi-orphan, orphan, and poor girl children in continuing their school education by providing them with supplies of nutrition, toiletries, school uniforms, dresses, tuition fees, educational material, supplies for personal and family needs, healthcare and emergency needs. In FY17, students benefitted from the sponsorship. Child Rights – Children’s clubs are formed in villages to fight for child rights. Sahara also organizes health camps for children, women and elderly which benefits over 100 patients yearly.
  • Environment Protection: To conserve all life forms, water and soil, and ensure a habitable environment for future generations, rainwater recharge and recycling model units are constructed in several villages in Telangana. Under the ‘Grow More Trees’ campaign, tree plantation is done at schools, houses and fields which is taken care of by students, youth and women.