"I wish I could have helped my parents the way I now help others"



Mayuri grew up in a slum in the shadows of Aurangabad’s district hospital. Her father was a daily wage worker on construction sites and an alcoholic while her mother worked as a housemaid. Their already difficult financial situation was worsening day by day as her parents began to feel sick repeatedly and were finally diagnosed with AIDS.


Both parents quickly succumbed to the illness and Mayuri and her two sisters were tested for HIV. Unfortunately, Mayuri and her youngest sister tested positive for HIV. None of their relatives were ready to take the orphans in so at just 7 years of age Mayuri and her two sisters were admitted to Shri Sai Baba Institution.


Mayuri studied up to 10th standard failing her final exams and upon reaching 18, she could no longer stay at the orphanage. Without the qualifications to support herself, she was transferred to our Snehadhar women’s shelter where she re- appeared and passed her 10th standard board exams. She was very keen to become financially independent and signed up to our ‘Bedside Nursing’ course, completing it in December 2018. She is now employed as a nursing assistant at our Caring Friends Hospital and Research Center, earning around Rs 5,000 per month. Mayuri is now one of our best nursing assistants treating and caring for HIV+ patients and we continue to support her in her dreams of becoming a qualified nurse.

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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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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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