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Aarambh Trust
Estd: 1996
Used for Beneficiaries: 94%
Address : 33-B, Gitanjali, Sector 17, Vashi, Mumbai 400703. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 27680965
Donor Contact : Ms. Shobha Murthy / +91 9820616940 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources4,829,04300
Foreign Sources250,00000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)5,480,2505,389,3588,352,512
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,565,9525,807,7107,157,610
Programme Staff Cost2,096,43000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses3,662,3825,807,7107,157,610
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost624,00000
Overhead Expenses355,26900
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)4,906,4106,276,5707,645,514
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)573,840-887,212706,997
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets1,602,0192,032,8442,263,704
Current Assets (excl. Cash)156,340176,769222,934
Cash/Bank 1,461,2231,391,0284,695,698
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets6,812,6625,926,4498,832,547
Corpus / Share Capital01,0001,000
General Funds6,812,6625,925,4496,632,447
Earmarked Funds002,199,100
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities6,812,6625,926,4498,832,547
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)2,6403,7504,120
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)3,2354,3454,680
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual1,8932,0262,184
Number of Staff293438
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)264,000300,000300,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)72,00084,00090,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : A. M. Shetty & Co.
Bankers :
Abhyudaya Co-op Bank IDBI Bank
Axis Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Shobha Murthy, Founder Trustee
Mr. Sudhir Sudhal, Founder Trustee
Ms. Sivaprasad, Trustee
Ms. Vijaya Chakravarty, Trustee
Dr. Kusum Shenoy, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) As details of income sources are not available for FY14 and FY15, it has been shown under Donations. 2) The NGO has provided one amount as expenditure on projects; no details were made available.

NGO Profile :
Aarambh Trust works through Community Service Centres, providing educational, health and vocational skills to underprivileged children, women and youth. Aarambh was founded in 1996 in Maharashtra with the mission to catalyse social and economic change in marginalized communities with a focus on the rights of underprivileged children and empowerment of women. They currently operate 6 urban and 4 rural centres, serving approximately 4,000 beneficiaries.

Aarambh reaches out to the following groups:

  • Children: The children being supported by Aarambh's programmes come from underprivileged migrant backgrounds, and are typically on the verge of dropping out from their schools. Aarambh provides these children with support classes in subjects like Maths, English, Science, and Computers. The children also receive a daily mid-day meal.
  • Women: The women beneficiaries receive training in tailoring via a course approved by Singer, the sewing machine company. The Aarambh certificate is highly regarded in the community, with many of the women being placed at nearby garment manufacturing mills, or taking private orders from home, thus being able to supplement the family income.
  • Youth: The youth in the community are trained in spoken English, and provided with computer based training programmes such as Tally, MS-CIT, etc. Aarambh has tie-ups with corporates to place these students in good quality jobs.

Aarambh has also undertaken some new initiatives, such as:

  • School Adoption: Aarambh has adopted the Samata Hindi Vidyalaya at Turbhe which caters to the children of the poorest migrants in the area. Aarambh raised funds for the renovation of the school.
  • E-learning Program: Audio-visual teaching aids are provided to municipal schools, for students of standards 1 to 8 in the Marathi and English mediums.

Over the next ten years, Aarambh plans to provide educational and health support for 5,000 children, skill development for 1,000 youth, as well as working with 1,000 women to help them access and exercise their rights to health, social & economic prosperity.