Oprah On Giving

wealthymattersMy mission is to use this position, power, and money to create opportunities for other people.-Oprah Winfrey


SP Hinduja On Giving

You work to earn, and earn to give. But I don’t believe in donating for charity sake. Always link philanthropy to economic growth.-SP Hinduja

An Insight

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NGO Stats


Although there’s no centralised database on the number of NGOs in India, unofficial figures indicate that there are over 20 lakh NGOs registered under various Societies’ Registration Acts, Trust Act, etc.

The general policy of the government of India is not to encourage soliciting of foreign contribution. However, if funds are intended for bona fide welfare activities, foreign contribution can be received by NGOs by obtaining registration or prior permission from the central government. NGOs in the country have to register with the government for receiving foreign contributions as per the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).The total number of NGOs registered under FCRA is 43,527 .

Nearly half of the registered NGOs under FCRA – over 19,000 out of the 43,527 – do not file annual returns with the government  containing details of foreign receipts and utilisation. Read more of this post

Milaap’s Hope Project


Its no secret that female lives are cheap in India.Female infanticide,maternal mortality,dowry deaths etc. are so commonplace as to not merit front page news.To add to these horrors,there’s one more- dedicating young girls to serve the Goddess Yellamma.

The Devadasi system is banned in India since 1988.But this doesn’t stop people from dedicating daughters to Yellamma in the hopes of getting a son next time round or simply to escape dowering a daughter to get her married off.Worse,the girls so dedicated are forced into prostitution.

MASS ie Mahila Abhivrudhi Maththu Samrakshana Samsthe is an organisation comprising of former devadasi women. The organisation promotes development of former devadasis in Belgaum district, Karnataka. In 1987, MASS was registered as a society. It is now an independently functioning organisation with a membership of over 5000 devadasis. The vision of MASS is the eradication of devadasi system and empowerment of exploited women and young girls trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation under the guise of the devadasi practice. Read more of this post

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