Aarambh Trust
Estd: 1996
Used for Beneficiaries: 90%
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 Statement201520162017
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)8,352,51218,398,60918,517,771
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities7,157,61013,053,73017,588,407
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses7,157,61013,053,73017,588,407
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses000
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)7,645,51413,894,17019,531,147
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)706,9974,504,439-1,013,376
Balance Sheet201520162017
Fixed Assets2,263,7044,017,4628,663,288
Current Assets (excl. Cash)222,934264,6221,000,031
Cash/Bank 4,695,6986,724,9698,583,059
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets8,832,54713,886,98623,428,609
Corpus / Share Capital1,000551,0009,606,000
General Funds6,632,44711,136,88610,123,509
Earmarked Funds2,199,1002,199,1002,199,100
Current Liabilities001,500,000
Total Liabilities8,832,54713,886,98623,428,609
Other Details201520162017
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)4,120N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)4,680N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual2,184N.A.N.A.
Number of Staff38N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)300,000N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)90,000N.A.N.A.
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 2017

Financial Note : 1) As details of income sources have not been provided FY14 onwards, it has been shown under Donations. 2) The NGO has provided total amount spent on projects and not a detailed breakdown.

NGO Profile :
Aarambh Trust works through Community Service Centers, providing educational, health and vocational skills to underprivileged children, women and youth. Aarambh was founded in 1996 in Maharashtra with the mission to catalyze 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 centers, serving approximately 4,000 beneficiaries.

Aarambh reaches out to the following groups:

  • Children: The children being supported by Aarambh's programs 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 Math, 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 following new initiatives:

  • 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 few 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.