Works to improve health infrastructure, promote access to secondary education, and facilitate opportunities for a sustainable livelihood to the residents of M East ward, Mumbai

  • Started: 1973
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra


Apnalaya intervenes with its programs on Health and Disability, Gender and Livelihood, and Education and Citizenship to address issues of ill health, Read morepoor living conditions, inadequate skill-sets which hinder employment, and lack of access to educational, medical and legal services. It also aims to transform the residents into active moral citizens of the country. It works to develop a system of Community Based Management (CBM), consisting of volunteers from the community. With a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the community, they can initiate and steer change that will allow greater ownership and responsibility towards community resources, facilitate collaboration with civil society and government institutions to ensure access to basic amenities and opportunities, and promote sustainable community development. The programme's key elements are the following: youth development and mentoring through curricula-based interventions, counselling and facilitating exchange opportunities, equipping community volunteers as anchors of the CBM Model, and building a Community Resource and Advisory Centre (CRAC).


Poor people living in urban areas suffer due to a lack of access to basic amenities like water, sanitation, education, healthcare and reduced livelihood opportunities.


Apnalaya aims to help the individual by enabling access to civic amenities, the Government, by collaborating with civic agencies to provide consultation, create awareness through media on the provision of civic amenities, the community, by imparting civic education and mobilising people to interact with local authorities to resolve common issues.


  • Livelihoods
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Education

Sub Sectors

  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Micro Finance - Self Help Groups
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Women Empowerment
  • Youth
  • Child Rights

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Women
  • Children


Apnalaya has reached 74,384 people, reducing the under 5 mortality rate from 53 in 2018-19 to 46 in 2019-20, installing 500 water connections and empowering 1488 women and youth.


  • Government


    Apnalaya assists the Government agencies by making them aware of the ground realities and advocates for change in policy where required to improve public delivery systems.

    It involves in training Government functionaries like health workers and Anganwadi workers to build up their capacities and deliver services more effectively.

  • Programmes for the community


    It empowers communities by training people on their rights and organising them into volunteering in civic action groups which engage with Government agencies to resolve their issues.

    Through social campaigns, camps and melas the civic action groups empower the citizens by spreading awareness and initiating positive action.

  • Programmes for Individuals


    The organisation assists individuals in their basic survival by making them aware of their rights and providing training to identify local issues and bring it to the notice of Government agencies.

    It facilitates access to healthcare facilities pertaining to maternal health and childcare besides supporting specially abled individuals with treatment and early intervention.

    Small loans and educational opportunities encourage urban poor to access better livelihood opportunities and education. Skill training like tailoring, childcare and retail are provided to women and they are also helped with starting up micro-enterprises.

Leadership Team

Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
    Bom 75/73 G.B.B.S.D.
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


B/9 - 103 New Jaiphalwadi SRA Co-op Hsg Society, Behind Police Quarters, Tardeo

Offices in Cities


Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees