Sahaara, Mumbai

location: ThaneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor the fortnightly living expenses of an orphan or semi-orphan at our Mahima Home
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Feed an orphan or semi-orphan at our Mahima Home for 2 weeks
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor the fortnightly school expenses of a child of our home for orphans & children
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Gifting Dreams
SCS was started when a group of Mumbai citizens felt stirred by the abject poverty and dire needs of the poor in their neighbourhood. Today the work of SCS spans across Mumbai to impact several vulnerable people groups.
Mr. Max Fernand joined Sahaara in July 2012 and is currently its CEO. He began his career in a NGO dealing with education and with the mentally handicapped before joining as foreign exchange broker. He has worked 22 years as a foreign exchange broker and rose from a junior trader to head of a trading desk in a broking house that was among the top three in revenues in the country before joining Sahaara. He was also on the board of Sahaara from 2002 to 2011.
Full time staff :55
Part time staff:2
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 47976328
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 42498917
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of children taken good care of and growing holistically: 14
Number of children helped in supplementary education and graduated to the next grade: 153
Number of children growing in awareness and confidence: 14
Number of children taught how to use basic Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word software: 50
Number of children provided with meals during the day resulting in good physical, mental and emotional growth: 14
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,028,007618,1121,172,193
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia568,8702,643,9611,034,553
Other donations from Indian individuals3,427,2422,429,3342,503,574
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia60,82261,09777,878
Other donations from foreign individuals3,938,858529,280124,265
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)8,363,2366,139,9563,958,452
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)30,436,62511,029,4795,050,038
Sale of assets072,50039,406
Total Receipts47,976,32823,824,80914,097,359
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)192,73696,9960
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries18,770,70000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits7,759,8746,880,0657,496,522
Staff training292,269120,60998,639
Staff travel950,952820,810935,906
Consultant's fees15,12537,125461,700
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)5,655,5841,814,6365,718,812
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)01,656,9570
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme38,95236,88928,743
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,468,395424,705777,312
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,179,9262,144,7751,722,008
Staff training46,45918,54526,716
Staff travel340,604245,616170,805
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)2,159,2971,087,9601,471,508
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)78,90496,99795,293
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )1,080,7451,151,252745,197
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,468,395178,353777,312
Other non-programme expenses0507,3010
Total Payments42,498,91719,616,12720,526,473
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F16965 (MUMBAI)]
2 Society [No.476/1994 GBBSD MUMBAI]
3 PAN Number:AABTS6840H
4 12-A [No.INS30996]
5 80G [No.DIT(E)MC/80-G/1704/2007]
6 FCRA [No.83780704]
7 35AC [No.]
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 Ashok Pandit & Co.
 302, `A’ Wing, Chitrakoot, Kashinath Dhuru Marg, Agar Bazar, Dadar (West)
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00011213
 5,000 – 10,00031316
 10,000 – 25,000111425
 25,000 – 50,000314
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 875864
2 Lowest Paid: INR 46535
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 875864
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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 Shoba John
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
2 Geena Cherian
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
3 B. J. Alexander
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
4 Kumaresh Pekayare
 Male, Hon. Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Karan Thomas
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 V.J.Joseph
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
7 Santosh Johny
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
8 Rajesh Mathew
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
9 Arthur Thangiah
 Male, Member , INR 803,724.00,
10 K. X. Selvan
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Shoba John She has completed her MSW. She is working as the Programmme Director at Health Bridge Foundation of Canada.She is also a Heath & Development Consultant for NCD Alliance and World Health Organization
2 Geena Cherian She has completed a B.Engineering in Computer Science. She has accumulated over 11 years experience in software engineering and project management. She currently works as a consultant for an NGO called ACT developing software.
3 B. J. Alexander He has completed his B. Tech (Mechanical) and MBA. Presently he is working as an Engineer at Hindalco Industries Ltd.
4 Kumaresh Pekayare He works as a Sr. Engineer (Civil) at Chawla Interbuild Construction Company Pvt. Ltd.
5 Karan Thomas He has completed his MBA in Marketing. He is presently the Pastor at Glory Ministries Trust.
6 V.J.Joseph A Civil Engineer by qualification, he worked in corporates and companies including Godrej. He is presently working as a Senior Pastor in Gateway Ministries International.
7 Santosh Johny He is an Engineer by qualification and has 10 years of work experience with BPCL. He is presently working as a Youth Coordinator and Life Skills Coach for GMI.
8 Rajesh Mathew He has completed his MBA in Human Resource. He is presently working as CGO in the Indian Navy.
9 Arthur Thangiah He has completed his B.Tech (Hons) from IIT Kharagpur and has worked in corporate sector for 20 years. He has also gained a Doctorate of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University. He is presently working as 'Chief Mentor Advisor' for Sahaara Charitable Society.
10 K. X. Selvan He is a Mechanical Engineer by qualification. He has worked for the Indian Navy. Overall he has 35 years of work experience in managing operations across sectors. Presently he is a Director Operations in Justice & Care.
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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 2016-201706/02/201648
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201706/02/201648
Annual Report for the year 2015-201607/10/20161010
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201610/09/2016812
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External Reviews
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Hope shines through
Rajesh hailed from one of the innumerable slums of Mumbai. As is true of most children therein, Rajesh was underprivileged and lived trapped in webs of disadvantage. He was illiterate with no scope and hope for access to education. Denied his basic right to education, his dreams and potential lay crippled. Mahima Home has taken Rajesh into their care. The 2 house parents and the maid therein serve his needs in love. Mahima Home provides the right environment for him to develop holistically through a family environment, excellent accommodation and above all, access to English medium education. He also enjoys good clothing, wholesome nutrition, health care and emotional care. Rajesh today has a secure family environment and English medium education that nourishes him and taps his talents. He is also faring well in academics in his school. He is a confident boy who enjoys making new friends and loves to play outdoor games. In fact, he has even won races in his school!
 Love changes lives
Yabesh was destitute due to tragedies in his family and his life was marked with several struggles. His latent skills, dreams and his cheerful nature lay buried under the debris of his past. With the lack of proper nurture and family love, Yabesh awaited the day when his childhood would become his again. Mahima Home has taken Yabesh into their care. The 2 house parents and the maid of Mahima Home constitute the right environment for him to develop holistically. Today Yabesh has excellent accommodation, access to English medium education, good clothing, wholesome nutrition, health care and emotional care. Yabesh is a very cheerful and outgoing boy today. He thoroughly enjoys befriending new people. He is an all rounder: good student, excellent keyboardist and a skilled athlete. He has a sharp memory and often stuns people with his accurate memory of the entire lyrics of lengthy songs!
 Swimming against the tide
Caleb was 4 years old when faced severe health conditions due to poverty and neglect. His living environment was not conducive to his emotional and physical well being, characterized by struggles. Hailing from the Mumbai slum, and having no escape Caleb could only dream of living in a family and the day he would become healthy again. Mahima Home took Caleb into their care. As a top priority, he was taken for special medical checkups and nourished with the much needed tonics and medications. His weight and health status improved and he overcame malnutrition. Here is our indicative list of daily menu items: eggs, bread, milk, protein rich foods, whole wheat, rice, lentils, vegetables, beverages, biscuits, fruits. Caleb is an energetic and skilled football player today who enjoys playing for his school team! His weight and health status are that of a normal child. He is a good student in his English medium school; above all, he is a secure child, not fearing, but facing his future with physical and mental strength and vitality.

You can communicate with Sahaara, Mumbai at
Mr. Max Fernand
Ground Floor I,Kalika Prasad CHS,Naupada,Ghantali,Sahyog Mandir Road,Thane- West, Thane-
Thane - 400602,India

Or you can reach Sahaara, Mumbai here
Phone : 91 22 25254194
Fax :
E-mail :


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