"Snehalaya gave me a beautiful life"


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Maya lost her mother to HIV when she was very small. Her two sisters were already married and had moved to live with their husbands’ families and her brother and father went to work each day, so Maya would be left all alone at home for hours on end. Her father knew this was unsafe for Maya, and when it was discovered that she was also HIV positive, he had the extra worry of her wellbeing and treatments and a diet he could not afford. 

Eventually, when Maya was 10, a friend told him about Snehalaya and knowing it was for the best, he reluctantly admitted her into our Rehab Center. We enrolled her in school and provided her with counselling and HIV treatment. She successfully completed her 10th Standard, but didn’t feel able to cope with further studies so she started helping our staff out with household chores. When she turned 18, she expressed her desire to get married and we helped her find her match at our annual matrimonial gathering for HIV positive people. She is now happily married and pursuing a beauty therapy course. Finding her soul mate helped Maya enjoy and love her life once more. 

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Snehalaya is a voluntary organisation registered in 1992 under the Societies Registration Act 1960 (Reg No MH2220/A'nagar) and in 1995 under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Reg No 083720087. It has Tax Exemption Recognition under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961 No.CIT(E)/12A(a)/80G/135/2008-09/1916)


Snehalaya adheres to the norms prescribed for good governance of voluntary organisations and is certified by Credibility Alliance (CA/82/2013)


Snehalaya, Home of Love Project and Snehalaya UK are all trading names for operations in India and beyond that all represent our projects and services operating since 1989 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India.


All donations given to any part of our organisation, unless directly specified, will be spent where most needed for the betterment of our beneficiaries in project running costs and in building capacity through organisational development.


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Indian Charity Registration details

UK Charity Registration Number: 1157926

Snehalaya Americas, Inc. is a registered 501 c(3) entity, at the following registered address: 30 Sheryl Drive, Edison NJ 08820-1311 


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