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What Snehalaya Does

We have come a long way since 1989, when we started education programmes for a handful of children of sex workers and palliative care for people affected by AIDS. We now serve over 19,000 beneficiaries each year running 22 projects across four key areas, education, healthcare, rehabilitation, and awareness, that help our beneficiaries thrive in life.


Our services are primarily for women ad children and LGBT communities affected by poverty and the commercial sex industry.  We help to fight HIV and AIDS and to end human trafficking, improve education for deprived children and campaign for justice to bring rescue, rights and rehabilitation to those that need it.

We never give up because we know, first hand, just how resilient our beneficiaries have to be, we've been there every step of the way.


Rehab Centre (Children's Shelter Home)

250 places

The heart of our 'Home of Love'. Respite for rescued children for now or as long as necessary

Snehankur (Adoption)

 20 places

Emergency  care for abandoned infants, medical & psychological support for expectant mothers

Snehadhar (Women's Shelter)

100 places

Emergency safe house for women experiencing domestic violence and their children

Himmatgram (Biofarm)

100 places 

25 acre farm & home, for HIV families, providing sustainable produce for our projects    ​

Childline Ahmednagar

300 Calls/Day

Free helpline for children and the public to help at-risk children. Voted #1 of 499 in India

Sneha Saksham


Counselling and support for sex workers who wish to start a new life



Sneh-Sanskar Educational Love


Sex Worker Outreach

Unlimited places

Community based sexual health clinic, rescue, medical care & rehabilitation for sex workers

Caring Friends Hospital
30 beds
In- and out-patient care

for patients with HIV, AIDS &

other infectious diseases


Unlimited places

 Free counselling, sexual health screening & training for Tamasha traditional dancer artists

Bedside Assistance Training

240 places / year

 Residential course training the next generation of health-support staff 


Unlimited places

 Vocational training & menstrual hygiene through our sanitary pad production unit



Balbhavan (Slum School)

250 children / centre

Community lead drop-in centres in 7 Ahmednagar slums, offering education for youth of all ages 

English Medium School

300+ pupils per year

An inclusive primary school for children who have been pushed out of the education system

IT Center

25 computer stations 

Free IT, spoken English, career guidance & encouragement for all

Agricultural Training Centre

45-day residential course

Training the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs


Incorporating learning and play is an innovative way to help our beneficiaries develop vital language skills

Earth Studio

Vocational training

Helping our beneficiaries rehabilitate through art and craft, and earn money from selling creations



Radio Nagar 90.4 FM 

450,000 listeners

Local community forum in Hindi and Marathi. Broadcasting to a 25km radius offering a public voice for our listeners

Yuva Nirman (Youth Volunteering)

unlimited places

Workshops & conferences for local/national students & youth to raise awareness & encourage careers in social work

Mission Water

Drought management

Bringing water back to our local community of Islak


Bringing farmers together to share best practice and create sustainable agriculture practices in our rural communities


campaigns &

Malala Fund

We stand with Malala to campaign for equality in education

Paani Foundation

Fighting the drought to make villages in Maharashtra water-abundant through the Water Cup 2019

Her Voice

Joining with other advocates to stand against gender violence & inequality

Snehalaya UK

Our London office provides support to Snehalaya in the form of campaigning, fundraising and volunteers.

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