The children of commercial sex workers living in red lights areas are often denied a childhood as they are exposed to their mother’s profession and associated addictions, violence and child labour. While girls are groomed in the business, boys often become pimps.

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How we help

Our flagship project provides foster care to 250 children of sex workers, minors rescued from the sex trade and children orphaned by and/or living with HIV. Unfortunately, many of our children arrive in poor health due to poor nutrition and lack of understanding of how to administer ART effectively. Our ‘Home of Love’ offers shelter, education and vocational training as well as an on-site school and HIV Hospital with free and closely monitored ART. It is also home to our long-term women’s shelter and head office.

 

 

Who we help

 

Our children live happy, active and healthy lives, attending school and evening revision classes and taking part in extra-curricular sports, cultural programmes and recreational activities. They are able to access counselling and play their part in a democratic child parliament that allows them to raise any issues and play an active role in managing their home environment.

 

 

How you can help

Our children are raised to be independent and ambitious and we have successfully reduced second generation prostitution by 100%. Help us give more children a safe and secure future.

Rehabilitation Center

20 million

Rs1000

250 children

220,000 children

children in India are orphans

in India estimated to be affected by HIV 

live under foster care at our Rehabilitation center

will pay for vital medication to a sick child for two weeks

MEET...

Girish Kulkarni

The founder of Snehalaya, whose dedication to fighting injustice has seen Snehalaya, and the Rehab Center become the beating heart of care it is today. 

It is not enough to talk about what you're going to do, when you see a problem, when you see injustice, you must act

Our partners

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.

 

Company Registration documents:

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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