HelpYourNGO - Women - Aastha-Parivaar

Aastha Parivaar

Sector: Women
Sub Sector: Sex Workers
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

75%
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Year of Establishment : 2009
Registered Address : 89 B, Kamgar Nagar, SG Barve Road, Near Tilak Nagar Station, Kurla East , Mumbai 400024, Maharashtra
Presence : Maharashtra
Website : https://www.aasthaparivaar.org
Email : president@aasthaparivaar.org.in
Telephone : +91 9870378911
Donor Contact : Ms. Seema Sayyed / +91 9870378911 / manager@aasthaparivaar.org.in
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Anuj S. Sharma & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of India
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Mr. Amitgiri Ramnikgiri Goswami - President , Ms. Devta Ravindra Metri - Secretary, Ms. Annu Ajit Kumar Swamy - Treasurer

Aastha Parivaar is an organization of, for, and by sex workers (SWs). It envisions a community of sex workers that are healthy, united, and empowered to independently manage their affairs thereby living with self-respect, dignity, and pride, free from the discrimination and stigmatization that often accompanies their profession. It provides a common platform to all types of sex workers (SWs) in Mumbai and Thane to address their common issues and needs such as health, human rights, crisis intervention, legal literacy, literacy, and support for their children.

Key Programs:

  • HIV Interventions: Aastha continues its HIV targeted intervention work with residential bar & brothel-based population. Through these interventions, they increase awareness of HIV transmission, prevention, protection, treatment and care, as well as shift high risk behavioral patterns using behavioral change communication.
  • Alternative Opportunities: Through their CBOs, Aastha works to increase the capacities of community members. With income generation activities such as Chocolate making, Imitation jewelry, Mehndhi, tailoring and beautician services, they offer alternative livelihood possibilities to SWs and their children.
  • Children: Children of SWs are provided with remedial education workshops from ages 5 to 8, scholarships to children of CBO members and midday meals to street children by the NGO. The Orphan and Vulnerable Children initiative enables health, nutritional and psycho-social support and protection to the ones in need.
  • Healthcare: CBOs provide various health services benefitting both, CBO members and non-members. These include general health camps, nutritional camps, and vitamin distribution camps free of cost.
  • AmplifyChange: It collaborates hundreds of civil society organisations (CSOs) across the world to advocate for improved policy and action on the most neglected sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues like stigma, discrimination, attitudes, medical aid and policies which are discussed with the intent to develop capacities of community members to be able to identify their needs and concerns on priority basis.

The NGO has strengthened and increased advocacy work with various stakeholders in the community including brothel managers, gurus in the transgender community, and the police. The CBOs conduct police sensitization workshops and also liaise with banks for easy bank account openings and attend regular government meetings to keep abreast of developments.

 

FY 2020 (₹) FY 2021 (₹) FY 2022 (₹)
Income
Government Sources 6,125,562 6,409,121 11,765,504
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources - - -
General Donations 175,591 629,349 415,933
Sales/Fees 102,000 60,000 106,666
Interest/Dividend 193,855 167,316 201,767
Other Income - 411,758 35,820
Total Income (A) 6,597,008 7,677,544 12,525,690
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 645,782 1,014,663 2,908,597
Program Staff Cost 4,461,626 4,541,590 4,253,536
Travel Expenses 513,755 581,266 700,951
Direct Program Expenses 5,107,408 5,556,253 7,162,133
Fund Raising Expenses - - -
General Staff Cost 20,000 489,652 1,253,562
Overhead Expenses 1,236,737 944,978 1,232,257
Depreciation 65,476 48,829 73,666
Other Expenses/Transfers - - -
Total Expenditure (B) 6,943,376 7,620,978 10,422,569
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) -346,368 56,566 2,103,121
Assets
Fixed Assets 331,930 283,101 331,730
Current Assets 347,397 515,400 394,084
Cash And Bank 1,608,138 769,619 2,901,769
Total Current Assets 2,287,465 1,568,120 3,627,583
Investments 2,059,853 2,171,219 2,271,230
Accumulated Deficits - - -
Total Assets 4,347,318 3,739,339 5,898,813
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus 207,770 207,770 207,770
General Funds 2,956,483 3,112,386 5,168,693
Earmarked Funds 364,192 364,192 364,192
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 3,528,445 3,684,348 5,740,655
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 818,873 54,991 158,158
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 4,347,318 3,739,339 5,898,813
1) Income from Government Sources includes grants from Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) & Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS).
2) Sales/Fees mainly includes honorarium recovery.
3) FY21 Other Income includes depreciation on assets written off.
FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff 56 56 61
Number of Consultants 3 3 3
Number Of Volunteers 5 8 10
Total 64 67 74
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) 240,000 575,174 990,348
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) 90,000 90,000 90,000
Services Funds Raised (₹)
7,295
Donation 2,200
Online Donation 3,500
Total Funds Raised 12,995
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Purnima Mahila Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha Women Empowerment Maharashtra 99 97,784 89,116
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Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA) Women Preventing Violence Maharashtra 91 2,175,721 2,111,456
Women's Emancipation and Development Trust (WED Trust) Women Empowerment Tamil Nadu 84 2,198,600 2,405,406
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Women's Organisation in Rural Development (WORD) Women Empowerment Tamil Nadu 78 6,657,540 6,626,085
Aastha Parivaar Women Sex Workers Maharashtra 75 12,525,690 10,422,569
Theni Mavatta Pengal Samuga Porulathara Munnetra Sangam Women Empowerment Tamil Nadu 64 366,893 337,740
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