Tamasha is a hugely popular traditional Maharashtran theatre with singing and dancing performed by local theatre groups. Jamkhed in Ahmednagar District is one area known for this art form and when the curtain falls, the crowds flocking to the nightly performances are increasingly demanding after-show entertainment in the form of sex workers.


How & who we help


We have been working within the area to build the trust of this vulnerable and closed community. We have over 400 beneficiaries currently registered with us accessing free condoms, sexual health clinics and testing and other support services while also working with us to prevent underage prostitution. We are also hoping that our educational outreach and rehabilitation will reduce the number of women involved and ultimately bring an end to prostitution associated with Tamasha theatre.


How you can help


With your support we can continue to develop our relationship with this community and help to keep the sex workers safe. 

430 performers

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Pravin Mutyal

Pravin is our Assistant Director of Healthcare. He oversees the work done by our peer educators and Snehjyot, the care delivered by our hospital, and outreach programmes to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS.

It is unjustifiable that there are so many people forced to work on the streets, to put their lives at risk, to earn money. We offer a safety net to all and continue to work with them to find them a better future

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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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