"Thank you Snehalaya for finding me the right match"



Shantai was very young when, against her wishes, her family arranged her marriage to an elderly man. Unsurprisingly, soon the differences between them grew beyond hope and Shantai applied for a divorce from her husband. After the divorce was finalised she returned to her parents’ house. For a while she was happy until one fateful day a distant relative who was visiting her home raped her.


When she became pregnant, her parents, fearing what their community would say of them supporting an unmarried mother, threw her out of the house. She approached Snehankur where she was able to give birth in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment. She chose to give her baby up for adoption and like in so many cases we were happy to offer further support in our women’s shelter until she felt strong enough to leave. With little education and confidence we helped her fulfil her wish of finding a new, younger and more compatible husband. We found her a suitable match and she now lives happily with a husband she loves and their newborn son.

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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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