Apnalaya

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

  • Gold Certified 2023
  • FCRA
  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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About

  • Headquarters

    Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Since

    1973

Apnalaya intervenes with its programmes on Health and Disability, Gender and Livelihood, and Education and Citizenship to address issues of ill health Read more, poor 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).


Issue

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.


Action

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.

Demographies Served

Impact

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.

Vision & Mission

Vision - Empowered People – Sustainable Communities
Mission - Apnalaya works with the urban poor- Enabling access to basic services, healthcare, education and livelihoods; Empowering them to help themselves; and Ensuring provision of civic entitlements through advocacy with the government.

Donor History

Epic Foundation, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Sony Pictures, Bajaj Finserv, P&G Healthcare

Programs

  • Programmes for the community

    District

    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.

  • Government

    District

    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 Individuals

    District

    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.

  • Education

    District

    Education, Employability and Empowerment programme is designed to address all the forementioned issues by bringing together the adolescents as a group and instilling the learning culture within the group and in the process creating the change agents with the community.

  • Livelihood

    District

    The Community Childcare Centre (CCC) is a social enterprise model to address the lack of affordable child care service while providing livelihood opportunities for women who are not allowed to go out for employment.

  • Citizenship

    District

    Empower grassroots leaders for building sustainable change and support the urban poor to gain access to civic amenities and entitlements to break the cycle of marginalisation that they face.

  • Health And Disability

    District

    In our health and disability programme we work with pregnant women, malnourished children and persons with disability. We work with the existing government infrastructure and strengthen them for better programme delivery.

  • Health and Disability

    District

    In our health and disability programme we work with pregnant women, malnourished children and persons with disability. We work with the existing government infrastructure and strengthen them for better programme delivery.

Impact Metrics

  • Trained Community Volunteers

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 448
    • 2020-21 1032
    • 2021-22 1106
  • Community Level Civic Actions Completed by Cags

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 36
    • 2020-21 58
    • 2021-22 56
  • Community People Benefitted Through Civic Actions by Cags

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 10437
    • 2020-21 9895
    • 2021-22 20015
  • Pregnant Women Engaged With

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 12781
    • 2020-21 18633
    • 2021-22 12507
  • Percentage of Underweight Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 33
    • 2020-21 34
    • 2021-22 32
  • Pwds Engaged With for Medical, Education, Livelihood and Documentation Related Support

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 557
    • 2020-21 669
    • 2021-22 2590
  • School Drop-Outs Among Education Programme Participants

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 0
    • 2020-21 0
    • 2021-22 0
  • Early Marriage Among Education Programme Participants

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 0
    • 2020-21 0
    • 2021-22 0
  • Students Enrolled Under Education Intervention

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 280
    • 2020-21 267
    • 2021-22 223
  • Self Help Group (Shg)

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 27
    • 2020-21 30
    • 2021-22 30
  • Community Child Center (Ccc)

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 44
    • 2020-21 41
    • 2021-22 61
  • Number of Women Engaged With Through Shgs and Cccs

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 442
    • 2020-21 554
    • 2021-22 627
  • %Age of Community Level Civic Actions Completed by Cags

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 3600
    • 2020-21 5800
    • 2021-22 5600
  • Community People Benefitted Through Civic Actions by Cags

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 10437
    • 2020-21 9895
    • 2021-22 20015
  • %Age of Underweight Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 3300
    • 2020-21 3400
    • 2021-22 3200
  • Pwds Engaged With for Medical, Education, Livelihood and Documentation Related Support

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 557
    • 2020-21 669
    • 2021-22 2590
  • %Age of School Drop-Outs Among Education Programme Participants

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020-21 56
  • %Age of Early Marriages Among Education Programme Participants

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 16
    • 2020-21 56
  • Number of Women Engaged With Through Shgs and Cccs

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 442
    • 2020-21 554
    • 2021-22 627

Theory of Change

Apnalaya empowers the urban poor through -
* impactful interventions
* collaborations
* evidence building

Milestones & Track Record

In addition to successfully moving out of four communities, Apnalaya has achieved significant success in Shivaji Nagar. A sampling of them would be –
• Grew from working in 12 slum clusters in 2014, to 123 by 2021
• Financially, grew over 6X from 2014 (USD 259,000) to 2021 (USD 16,18,470)
• Apnalaya’s current reach is over 200,000 individuals
• In 2014, Apnalaya was one of 20 high impact organizations chosen by Epic
Foundation to partner with, from about 1400 organizations worldwide
• Over 550 community leaders equipped with information on tenets of the Indian Constitution, usage of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and knowledge of local governance systems
• Over 1,488 women and youth have built their livelihood skills since 2014-15
• Over 500 households have received water connections, due to the efforts of the CAGs
• A dozen articles and four major research reports published, since 2015. Apnalaya has also had over 225 media mentions in the same period, and has cultivated strong ties with the media

Donor Testimonial

At Epic, we have been working with Apnalaya since 2015. Apnalaya is one of our grantee partners, and has been selected following a rigorous selection process. We have been pleased with the collaboration and openness of Apnalaya's team, and inspired by the organisation's work and leadership. By targeting some of the most marginalised and under-served communities living in Mumbai's informal settlements, Apnalaya offers much needed and invaluable holistic services and awareness of people's right and potential. The organisation's approach to involving and empowering communities is truly commendable.

Leadership Team

  • Geetanjali Jha Chakraborty

    President

  • Suman Srivastava

    Secretary

  • Malini Thadani

    Board Member

  • Shachi Phadke

    Director - Impact

  • Praveen Singh

    CEO

  • Pratima Aggarwal

    Director Sustainability

  • Poornima Nair

    Director Health & Disability

  • Yasmin Mulla

    Director Citizen & Advocacy

  • Raghunandan Hegde

    Director - MEAL

Demographics & Structure

  • No. of Employees

    51-100

  • Strength of Governing Body

    6

  • Diversity Metrics

    70% women

M&E

  • Internal, External Assessors

    Yes

Policies

  • Ethics and Transparency Policies

    No

  • Formal CEO Oversight & Compensation Policy

    No

Political & Religious Declarations

  • On Affiliation if any

    No

  • On Deployment Bias if any

    No

Organisation Structure

Organisation Structure

Yes

Awards & Recognitions

1. Apnalaya is a Guide Star India Gold Winner in 2021-22 https://guidestarindia.org/Summary.aspx?CCReg=317
2. Health Care Leadership Award by ABP News for outstanding contribution towards enhancing Medical Services and Healthcare Delivery 2019
3. In May of 2019 the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission recognised Apnalaya’s data as the basis for issuing an order to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to increase the number of public toilets three times in M East Ward
4. Ms Annabel Mehta, our Ex-President was awarded the MBE (Member of Order of the British Empire) in 2017
5. Apnalaya is certified as a CAP affiliate from Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy-https://capindia.in/home/#!main

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAATA0838L

  • Registration ID

    Bom 75/73 G.B.B.S.D.

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    MH/2017/0157088

  • 12A

    AAATA0838LE20213

  • 80G

    AAATA0838LF20211

  • FCRA

    083780332

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00003515

Location

  • Headquarters

    B/9 - 103 New Jaiphalwadi SRA Co-op Hsg Society, Behind Police Quarters, Tardeo, Mumbai, 400036

    Directions
  • Offices in Cities

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.48,722,046
    Expenses
    Rs.51,734,431
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.13,968,296
    Program Expenses
    Rs.37,766,135
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.120,651,654
    Expenses
    Rs.111,278,028
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.13,353,363
    Program Expenses
    Rs.97,924,665
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.147,762,994
    Expenses
    Rs.109,260,980
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.16,389,147
    Program Expenses
    Rs.92,871,833
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Government Partnerships

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai