AROHA Multipurpose Society
Self Help Groups - Women
Estd: 2004
Used for Beneficiaries: 99%
Address : 12, PMG Layout, Narendra Nagar, Nagpur 440015. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 0712 2566703
Donor Contact : Sharmistha Gandhi / 9096019086 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201220132014
Income From
Government Sources845,965439,84172,722
Institutional Sources559,192807,7051,035,444
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)1,715,8951,430,1841,317,812
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,135,644849,300767,397
Programme Staff Cost365,048547,561511,784
Travel Expenses28,91716,5000
Direct Programme Expenses1,529,6091,413,3611,279,181
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost0155,7390
Overhead Expenses54,91944,2568,987
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)1,584,5281,613,3561,288,168
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)131,366-183,17229,644
Balance Sheet201220132014
Fixed Assets455,225556,960827,278
Current Assets (excl. Cash)26,5001,5001,000
Cash/Bank 252,608118,273138,133
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets734,333676,733966,411
Corpus / Share Capital90,41782,92782,932
General Funds221,18638,01467,658
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities422,730555,792815,820
Total Liabilities734,333676,733966,411
Other Details201220132014
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 Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : V. R. Inamdar & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of India

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Vishakha Rao-Jathar President & CEO Dr. Ashish Shahane, Vice President
Ms. Sharmistha Gandhi, Secretary Ms. Neela Gandhi, Treasurer
Mr. Kshitij Jathar, Joint Secretary Mr. Pradeep Gawande, Member
Ms. Rachana Sathaye, Member

Source : Audit Report 2014

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees include contribution received from the participants of the programmes. 2) The programme activities include a few projects which are human resource intensive. Inconsistency in the nature of project activities over the years has led to variations in expenses towards programme activities and salaries. 3) Corpus for FY12 & FY13 include transfers from General Funds.

NGO Profile :
AROHA Multipurpose Society was started to help build capacities of the existing non-profits and community based organisations. In its early years, AROHA worked with several non-profits in rural Nagpur on strategy and guiding them on the way forward. AROHA has also assisted non-profits in reengineering their operational model to realize maximum value from the limited available resources.

At present, AROHA mainly focuses on capacity building and providing sustainable livelihood for the underprivileged rural women in Nagpur.

Some of their ongoing projects include:

  • Cluster Development of Rural Women artisans: The organisation works to give women capacity building skills such as embroidery, tailoring, and zardosi based work in order to sustain a livelihood. Training on products like designer office files, wallets and sling bags is also provided at its Design Development Centre in Nagpur. To create a domestic market for AROHA’s products, the organisation has tied up with a few local vendors to display products designed by women artisans.
  • Self Help Group Promotion and Linkage Programme: AROHA organises women from poor households into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) focused on savings, credit and possible help from the government for financial assistance. They currently have 200 SHGs comprised of 2,500 women and their families. These SHGs now operate independently with very little intervention from AROHA. Some of the women forming a part of SHGs are also a part of the cluster of rural women artisans.
  • Vocational Training: AROHA runs two training centers around Nagpur at Kalmeshwar and Wadi. These centers provide vocational training in tailoring, ari-jardozi, hand printing and various trainings for value addition to fabrics.

In addition to these programmes, they also provide support to women who are victims of domestic violence; training and consultation to SHGs; and participate in various exhibitions to sell products designed by women artisans.