WomenWeave Charitable Trust
Skill Development
Estd: 2003
Used for Beneficiaries: 96%
Address : WomenWeave Charitable Trust, Gadikhana, Maheshwar 451224. Madhya Pradesh
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 9424619469
Donor Contact : Mr. Hemendra S. / +91 9993815345 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income1,591,8159,854710,691
Total Income (A)13,422,00116,156,65626,487,366
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities8,169,5768,729,75312,418,998
Programme Staff Cost4,109,1155,240,9057,598,837
Travel Expenses545,970372,526610,421
Direct Programme Expenses12,824,66114,343,18420,628,256
Fund Raising Expenses068,84539,548
General Staff Cost2,60200
Overhead Expenses269,603414,603608,728
Other Expenses/Transfer3,679106,398164,223
Total Expenditure (B)13,152,50015,128,30121,558,216
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)269,5011,028,3554,929,150
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets346,758340,472402,603
Current Assets (excl. Cash)9,673,7368,711,4718,379,817
Cash/Bank 1,134,3262,836,1146,921,140
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets12,257,29413,089,89418,016,274
Corpus / Share Capital1,0001,0001,000
General Funds11,983,84913,012,20417,941,354
Earmarked Funds106,65900
Current Liabilities165,78676,69073,920
Total Liabilities12,257,29413,089,89418,016,274
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)200215243
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)506055
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 65,50352,47688,234
Number of Staff252532
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)660,000720,0001,500,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)21,60048,00036,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Pradeep B. Bhatt & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of India

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Sally Holkar, Founder & Trustee Ms. Sunita Namjoshi, Trustee
Ms. Subhasini Ali, Trustee Ms. Elana Dickson, Board Member
Ms. Rekha Bhatia, Board Member Ms. Hema Shroff Patel, Board Member
Ms. Zehra Tyabji, Board Member Ms. Feruzan Mehta, Board Member
Ms. Sue Toomey, Board Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Sales from Weaver's activities taken as Sales/Fees. 2) Other Income includes income from exchange fluctuations and freight & forwarding reimbursements. 3) Net Raw Material Costs, Loom and Charkha Repair/Maintenance, Courier Expenses, and Centre Rent, taken in Direct Program Expenses. 4) Promotion Material cost taken as Fund Raising Expenses. 5) In FY14 and FY15, sundry balances written off taken in Other Expenses.

NGO Profile :
WomenWeave Charitable Trust (WomenWeave), was established to support and develop the role of women in handloom weaving. WomenWeave's mission is to work towards overcoming the vulnerability of women who weave on handlooms (either part-time or full-time) and work towards making handloom a profitable, fulfilling, sustainable, dignified income-earning, and life-improving activity.

The primary role of WomenWeave is to serve as a bridge to better lives by:

  • Creating a community of weavers and connecting them with potential customers.
  • Providing crafts skills training and organizational and design assistance.
  • Valuing and integrating traditional design and cultural heritage to realize more marketable products.
  • Generating selling opportunities and market connections in India and abroad that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Their ongoing programs are:

  • Gudi Mudi Khadi Project, Maheshwar, and Madhya Pradesh: Gudi Mudi means 'scrunched' in the local language. 'Scrunched' is the attractive, natural look of textile from this project. Based in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, Gudi Mudi skills marginalized women in the spinning and weaving of locally grown cotton. Much of this cotton is organic; and so is much of the yarn dyeing. The cloth they weave presently sells in more than fifteen countries around the world.
  • The Handloom School: WomenWeave provides invaluable training to young men and women with basic weaving skills, but a desire to become entrepreneur weavers. Candidates (maximum 15 per batch) selected are provided with Barefoot Business and Computer Skills, Basic English, and Special Design Exposure. Today some young weaver groups run microbusinesses from their own websites!
  • Women & child welfare & empowerment program: Eyes which have strained to see fine threads since a very early age need care and glasses which are not easily available or affordable for women in remote rural areas. WomenWeave holds eye camps in such areas and provides them with much needed eye glasses and further care as necessary.
  • Synergy Program, Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh & Nainital in Uttarakhand: WomenWeave occasionally collaborates with other reputed NGOs to create very successful textile collections: centrally designed, executed and marketed. Over the years strong bonds have been formed between handloom clusters. They now share information about everything from pre-loom techniques, to equipment, design and marketing approaches.
  • Khatkhata project, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh: Dindori weavers are highly skilled, traditional weavers, predominantly male. Their traditional markets are on the wane; so WomenWeave has stepped in to assist them with new skills, product development, and marketing. They now sell their hand spun scarves both in India and internationally. Their women earn and learn while spinning the yarn that their men weave.