location: KanakagiriKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help a hearing impaired person communicate by sponsoring a behind the ear hearing aid
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a World made wheelchair (WM3) for a poor disabled person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a disabled person or a care taker of a disabled person earn a living by sponsoring a sewing machine
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a Fund to help a disabled person lead an independent life by sponsoring a suitable mobility aid
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a fund for providing therapy to differently abled children at an Early Intervention Centre
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a fund to cover the cost of providing physiotherapy to patients suffering from spinal cord injury
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To help vulnerable people improve their quality of life.
SAMUHA was initiated by T Pradeep. Pradeep has been in development, disaster management and communications since 1972. He decided to use the development overview that he had gained to develop a professional organisation.
Narayanswamy. M. has been in development field for the last 30 years and has experiences which range from disability worker to director of integrated community development programmes. He has also worked as volunteer, counsellor and as an evaluator of disability projects.
Full time staff :166
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 4
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 76405674
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 72949655
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of persons provided support for aids and appliances: 330
Number of women with disability and caregivers trained in tailoring for providing income generation opportunities: 22
Number of deaf children supported for inclusive education: 300
Number of persons underwent 3-month residential program to live productive lives independently : 42
Number of farmers supported with agriculture extension services for cultivating non-pesticide managed paddy in canal irrigation: 541
Number of Children/persons with disabilities supported through a range of rehabilitation services: 2816
Number of children aged 0-18 provided early therapeutic intervention services: 591
Number of women SHGs covering over 30000 members supported for managing savings and credit activities : 3267
Number of carers supported for social, physical, emotional and economical quality of life: 276
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, Samarthya was awarded the Sri MP Prakash Social Service Award Year 2017 by the Sri M P Prakash Prathistana (Reg) Huvinahadagali, Karnataka Services to People with Disabilities
In 2014, Samuha Samarthya was awarded the State Award for Organisations by the Directorate of Disabled and Senior Citizens Empowerment, GoK Services to People with Disabilities
In 2017, Samarthya was awarded the Sri Gudleppa Hallikere Seva Gowrava Award Year 2017 by the Sri Gudleppa Hallikere Smaraka Prathistana , Hosaritti Haveri, Karnataka Services to People with Disabilities
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)14,229,83712,099,64811,373,171
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia423,122877,761709,539
Other donations from Indian individuals728,850307,779508,249
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia54,81787,795107,525
Other donations from foreign individuals267,192283,8801,006,198
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)4,393,8534,008,11226,214,285
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)56,189,42893,043,2929,814,016
Sale of assets76,57252,876502,470
Total Receipts76,405,674110,767,13950,243,077
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)1,977,8112,777,2104,413,913
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits26,875,00921,027,85516,247,037
Staff training15,173,20813,885,9808,486,362
Staff travel4,268,6644,194,2424,162,044
Consultant's fees6,526,1417,863,7046,294,146
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,847,9992,254,5543,556,989
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)12,540,7783,366,3112,741,670
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,076,6032,081,2262,054,838
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits303,780141,000361,558
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)27,241123,164190,174
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)133,62292,6400
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )005,618
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses69,94673,373209,331
Total Payments72,949,65559,344,33053,551,226
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.107/86-87]
2 PAN Number:AAATS5327C
3 12-A [No.718/10A/Vol.A.III/S/621/ CIT.II]
4 80G [No.198/AAATS5327C/ITO(E)-3/Vol 2009-2010]
5 FCRA [No.094420442]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Rajagopal & Badri Narayanan Chartered Account
 No 25, Padmashree Mansion , 2nd Floor, 1st Cross , Sampige Road, Malleswaram
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000522880
 10,000 – 25,00068775
 25,000 – 50,000718
 50,000 – 1,00,000303
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0009
 25,000 – 50,00013
 50,000 – 1,00,00046
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1020000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 67568
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1046676
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 HR Prakash
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Pradeep Esteves
 Male, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
3 N. Samson
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
4 Raja Menon
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
5 Dr Suman Balan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 G. Nagarajan
 Male, Vice-president , INR 0.00,
7 T. Pradeep
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
8 Dr.Gurveen Kaur
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
9 Ram Prasad
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 HR Prakash Director, ARTIC, Srikakulam, AP. Experience and expertise in disaster management, appropriate constructions, community organisations and livelihoods.
2 Pradeep Esteves Advisor to various NGOs, Fair Climate networks lead on NGO liaison and capacity building.
3 N. Samson Working as the Director of an NGO in AP. Started his development life as a volunteer during the 1977 cyclone in AP. Facilitated 45,000 Dalit members from 600 villages to formalise themselves into formal women' thrift cooperatives.
4 Raja Menon Founder of Jeevika, Kolkata. Is a technocrat, and specialises in livelihood options.
5 Dr Suman Balan Medical Doctor
6 G. Nagarajan Executive director of SCAD, TN. Worked with ActionAid India for 20 yrs in positions as varied as Field Officer to Project Director.
7 T. Pradeep Background in journalism and disaster relief beginning with the ‘75 Earthquake in HP. Been volunteer or team-leader in 2 earthquakes, 2 cyclones, 1 drought, 2 flood, 1 Tornado, 1 Refugee and 1 Tsunami. He was Regional Director, ActionAid, before being seconded to start Samuha. He is currently SAMUHA Secretary, chief executive of iSquareD (a charitable trust incubated by Samuha) and proprietor of private IT concern, aKasmika
8 Dr.Gurveen Kaur Co-founded Centre for Learning, Hyderabad in 1982, and has been its Secretary since. She has over three decades of experience in the field of education and development.
9 Ram Prasad Member, Friends of lakes, Bengaluru
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201727/08/201759
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201727/08/201759
Annual Report for the year 2015-201626/08/201759
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201626/08/201759
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 A skill and a steady source of income..
Kalakamma, from Obalabandi village in Koppal, is 27 years old and illiterate. She and three other members of her family are hearing impaired. The family is poor and they were finding it difficult to manage their day to day living expenses. With SAMUHA encouragement, Kalakamma joined the SHG of PWDs in her village and became a member also of the district level organization of PWDs. Samarthya helped Kalakamma get six months training in tailoring and gave her support to buy a sewing machine so she could work in her home and earn some income. Today she has earned a name for her quality stitching and is even training two other women 3km away from her Oblabandi village who are not disabled, who are paying her for teaching them. With two sources of income, Kalakamma is able to contribute to her family income and her family is very proud of her achievements.
 From disability to mobility
When Gavisidamma Gabbur was 2 years old she was affected with polio and later she found herself sitting at corner of the house and living in threat because of increasing contractures and depression affected day to day life. Losing all mainstreaming opportunities and activities of the life because of her severe disability Project disability worker identified her, provided counselling service and referred her to samuha Samarthya assessment clinic & vocational training of tailoring and craft centre for further treatment and services. Later disability workers and technicians conducted detail assessment and created a plan. We listed mobility aids and appliance needs and later provided the Foldable Vesco wheelchair and tailoring training, sewing machine support and counselling services. Improved better quality of life by having her own independent, safe and comport mobility by using regular adapted foldable Vesco wheelchair and better quality cushion to prevent, further disability. By using this she is doing daily living activities, independently and goes around in his community and involving with her friends.
 From the four walls of the house to a life of dignity and independence.
Rohini was born deaf, which her parents realised when she was 9 months old. Their worst fears turned out to be true when the ENT specialist they consulted confirmed her hearing impairment. Thanks to Samuha, little Rohini received a behind the ear hearing aid, because of which she is now able to identify and understand different sounds. She was admitted at the ICDS centre, where her teachers taught her different alphabets. Then she was further referred to Samarthya. Rohini and her mother attended Samarthya’s short stay camps and early intervention centre regularly for 7 months. Rohini is now able to identify colours, alphabets, numbers from 1 to 10, vegetables and fruits. She is also able to speak a few words and write numbers. She is now studying at a Nursery school in Koppal. The school headmaster has been very cooperative and the parents feel are keenly continuing her education.
 From the four walls of the house to a life of dignity and independence.
Ten month old Sahana from Koppal, was brought to the Samarthya Early Intervention centre with multiple issues. She could not sit or crawl and did not recognize her parents or respond to sounds. The paediatrician then diagnosed the problem as delayed development. The therapist at the Early Intervention Centre explained the problem to her parents and counselled them accordingly. He prescribed regular physiotherapy, stimulation, oil massage and nutritious food. He taught them exercises and recommended Sahana to be fed with mother’s milk. The parents came regularly to the centre and learnt basic physiotherapy that could then be applied at home. Sahana´s situation has now improved a lot, resulting in better neck control. She is now able to crawl and sit and can recognize her parents and respond to external sounds. Her parents are now confident that with continued efforts, the child will be able to become even more independent.
 From the four walls of the house to a life of dignity and independence.
Girijamma is 18 years old and a resident of Talakanakapur village in Koppal district. But she was confined to the four walls of the house because of her disability. Girijamma was afflicted with polio when she was 2 years old. Due to this, she lost muscle strength in her lower limb and developed contracture in her right knee. Added to this, her mother passed away and her father moved on to marry again. Girijamma has since been under the care of her grand mother. Girijamma was identified during a disability survey. She underwent medical assessment and was provided physiotherapy and counseling. She had to be supported with a caliper and crutches. Since she comes from a very poor family, SAMUHA SAMARTHYA supported her with a caliper produced at the disability workshop. The Orthotic technician also provided gait training. Girijamma is able to handle her daily activities with some amount of independency. She is also taking part in the community events thanks to her new found confidence. Girijamma is keen on undergoing a tailoring training programme and aspires to set up her own centre in the future.
 From the four walls of the house to a life of dignity and independence.
Nineteen year old Basavanagowda fell down from a coconut tree and injured his spine, in his home town of Gondabal in Koppal Taluk. The resulting restriction in movement meant curtailed his movements and led to an increased threat in contactures, muscular pressure and depression. After being identified by one of Samarthya's field workers, he was referred to their rehabilitation centre for spinal cord injuries. The sessions on bladder movement, therapy, counselling, and independent movement Thanks to the mobility aids and appliances provided by Samarthya (Chaitanya world made wheelchair, Calipers and a Walker), Basavanagowda has made a lot of progress. His quality of life has greatly improved as he is now mobile and can move on his own using a regular adapted wheelchair with cushioning that prevents pressure sources, contractures and further disability. He is now pursuing PUC 2nd year and is living his life independently. He has also gone back to being active in his community.

You can communicate with SAMUHA at
B. Hampanna
Vithalapur Road, Kanakagiri, Gangavati Taluk, Koppal Dist.-
Kanakagiri - 584119,India

Or you can reach SAMUHA here
Phone : 91 08533 240576
Fax : 91 80 26606528
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