Snapshot
Sahaara Charitable Society
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Home/Transit Home
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
% Spent on beneficiaries
73%
Financial Score:
Age: 28 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Access to a safer future for children thorough education; provide a home to vulnerable girls for a holistic growth; freedom for women working in red-light areas from slavery and choose an alternate livelihood with proper training; etc.
Supported by:
India Partners; Tear Fund; Crossway Church; Joyce Meyer Ministries; Black Rock; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. K. X. Selvan, Chairman Mr. Kumaresh Pekayare, Hon. Secretary
Mr. Steven Abraham, Hon. Treasurer Mr. Arthur Thangiah, Member
Mr. Santosh Johny, Member Mr. Naren Thapa, Member
Mr. Karan Thomas, Member Mr. Rajesh Mathew, Member
Mr. Stanley Mehta, Member Mr. V. J. Joseph, Member
Mr. B. J. Alexander, Member Ms. Shoba John, Member
Recognition:
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Income:
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Fulfilling Dreams
  • Crisis: Many of those who migrate to Mumbai face adverse challenges because of lack of funds, vulnerability to abuse, demeaning work and have no option but to settle in extreme conditions. Sahaara Charitable Trust (SCS) exists to serve the marginalized and help them grow into positive contributors of the society.
  • Programs: SCS currently has 7 programs running in red-light areas, prisons, Government-run shelter homes and self-run licensed homes. As a part of these programs the trust has Education interventions for remedial educational services to vulnerable children/dropouts of the rural community, Women Empowerment interventions to free them from prostitution and guide them to choose an alternate livelihood. They also offer legal aid through their Prison intervention initiatives to first time petty offenders or the wrongly accused prisoners.
  • Impact: In 2018, Sahaara freed 66 women from sex-slavery, 548 children were under served educated, 190 prisoners provided with legal help and 29 kids were secured in their self-run Children homes in Mumbai.
Income
Rs
4 cr
Expense
Rs
4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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