empowHER India Foundation is dedicated to the efficient and effective use of donor funds. Therefore we staff our board of trustees and program directors with volunteers, who have agreed to work without any financial compensation. In this way we ensure that 100% of donor funds are used to change lives at the village level. We are also very conscious of the need to keep office expenses to a minimum, and we feel that we have been successful in doing so.

We feel that we owe all our donors a full accounting of the way donor money is spent. The information contained in this page is designed to give you a complete account of expenses incurred in the implementation of our various program initiatives.

We have tried to give you a detailed account of the scope and scale of our current activities. But we encourage you to contact us by email or
call us on +91 – 22 – 2496 3665 / +91 – 22 – 2496 6377 in case there are any questions that you would like us to address.

FUND UTILIZATION    (April – June 2018)


(As of June, 2018)

Sr. No. PROGRAM / CATEGORY Particulars Actual (3 months)
Financial Yr
Financial Yr
  FIELD STAFF Salaries & Allowances 5.52 18.16 13.50 12.27
  FIELD STAFF Transport, Travelling, Telephone & Meetings expenses 1.29 4.49 4.73 3.56
  FIELD ADMINISTRATION (@40% allocation of admin salaries) 1.65 4.27 2.15 3.96
  FIELD OFFICE Printing & Stationary, Rent, Repairs, Electricity, etc. 0.47 1.39 2.35 0.98
B SKILL TRAINING PROGRAMS 0.14 4.35 3.43 3.19
  TAILORING Costs for Space Rent, Trainer Salary, Sewing Machines 0.14 1.16 1.12 1.19
  JANKAR TRAINING Costs for trainer, participants travel, meetings 0.00 3.19 2.31 2.00
C HEALTH & SANITATION PROJECTS / PROGRAMS 49.66 109.11 170.53 55.77
  DISTRIBUTION to ADIVASI FAMILIES Solar lamps & Foodgrains 0.00 0.00 3.35 6.86
  TOILETS Construction, Management, Sanitation awareness,40% Admin sal. 39.60 108.99 155.38 42.41
  MEDICAL Cataract Eye Surgeries, Medicine, Medical Centre Salary 0.00 0.12 1.14 4.44
  CLEAN DRINKING WATER PROJECT   10.05 0.00 10.66 2.06
  PROVISION Contingencies, marketing & communications 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  SALARIES Teachers & Trainers 1.47 5.56 8.25 6.53
  SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION (@20% allocation of admin salaries) 0.83 2.14 1.07 0.99
  MAINTAINENCE & SUPPLIES (incl. digitisation & building renovation) 53.13 3.29 8.18 6.78
  MISCELLANEOUS (incl. donations given) 0.00 0.22 0.37 0.43
  PROVISION For Zilla Parishad Schools Program 0.00 7.21 2.52 0.00
E OTHER EXPENDITURES 1.97 33.38 5.19 5.65
  HEAD OFFICE Travel, Telephone, Stationery, Repairs, etc. 0.48 2.06 1.22 1.12
  MEDIA (Incl. New website of EIF & Fundraising event) 0.45 28.40 2.95 1.29
  FEES Legal & Professional 1.05 2.92 1.02 0.63
  MISCELLANEOUS   0.00 0.00 0.00 2.61
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 136.63 193.57 222.27 100.10


  • Federation of 250 Self Help Groups (SHGs) created
  • enrolment of about 2,786 women members
  • Staffing – 1 CEO supported by 1 Program Manager, 1 Head Accounts, 1 Admins, 1. Program Head, 6 Field Sr. staff, & 4 Jankar Sakhis
  • Members are provided loans for micro business, children’s education, personal loans
  • Inculcating the habit of regular savings amongst the members
  • Conducts training programs – tailoring, accounting, legal, health, civic matters & counsellings
  • Conducts Livelihood Programs of various Income Generation Activities for the SHG members
  • Conducts awareness programs – advocating the benefits of using toilets instead of openspaces
  • As on date 2,004 toilet blocks constructed
  • Includes 40% of admin salary expense allocated in toilet project overheads
  • We run a Semi-English Medium School situated at village Shivkar in Panvel Taluka
  • Student enrolment – 447 students inclasses from Standard 5 to 10 (SSC Board)
  • I.B.T (Introduction to Basic Technologies) program introduce students to 24 basic vocational skills
  • facilitates students in securing admission to professional certification programs at ITI
  • The school has a fully equipped 30 seater computer-room, science lab, library, hall-room
  • Introduced E-Learning software in each of the 7 classrooms & in the computer room
  • Separate toilets provided for girls, boys and teachers.
  • Have trainers for sports, dance, e-learning & computer training.


  • I had the privilege of visiting Waghachi wadi village in Panvel with the SKS Chakshu foundation’s team. It was an extremely fulfilling experience . The dedication and the determination of this organisation with the main objective of bringing empowerment to women is heart-warming. The toilets being built will go a long way in giving dignity and respect to women and young girls and the education to these young children will give them the opportunity to find a brighter future.
    I would like to congratulate empowHER India’s entire team ‎for working towards this noble cause.

    Oisharya Das (Executive Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank - Wealth)
  • empowHER India, for us, has been the ideal partner organization. Their team is completely committed to the cause they work for. Their concern to ensure that everything is done for the best interest of their students is inspirational. No stone is left unturned and they are ready to go that extra mile. They work together as an excellent team and the results are fantastic — an amazing haven for children where each child has a smiling face and is getting quality education in a safe and beautiful environment. My heartiest congratulations to the trustees, staff and all connected with this great organisation. They have built a wonderful team.

    Arti Vakil (Wishing Well)
  • “We have a medical centre in our village that is run by empowHER India. It not only benefits the poor of our village but also those from the neighbouring villages. A doctor comes thrice a week to conduct check-ups. The cost of treatment is very less (INR. 10) and all — women, children and old people — are treated at this centre. We are grateful to empowHER India for having started this much-needed facility in our village.”

    Jijabai Bhagat (resident of Usarli Village)
  • “There is a river in our village which dries up in the summer. We have a well in the village, but it is not sufficient to fulfil our water requirement. In 2008, empowHER India started women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in our village and soon we formed five groups. In one of the meetings we decided to come together and dig a bore well in the village for community use. Since the cost was more than we could afford, empowHER India offered to help us with the expense. Thanks to them, a bore well was dug in 2009 and our water problem was solved.”

    Sangita Patil (Shri Ganesh SHG President, Umroli)
  • “Our main source of income is farming from June to November. During the rest of the year our field remains unused. An empowHER India worker suggested setting up a kitchen garden where we could grow vegetables for our own consumption. Since we have our own bore-well, we face no water shortage and therefore decided to implement the idea. Now, we have cut down on our expenses by growing our own vegetables and also have a steady income source by selling the excess throughout the year. Thanks to empowHER India, we are able to maximise the use of our land.”

    Seeta Mali (started kitchen garden, Umroli)
  • “I am a student of the Rakesh Jain Secondary School in Shivkar and I am extremely proud to study here. The facilities provided at our school are like those in city schools. Emphasis is given to all-round education. Facilities like a modern science lab, computer lab and equipment for different sports are also provided. The school also conducts IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology) courses that provide vocational training in knitting, embroidery, farming, welding, electrical repair, etc. This course prepares us to face the competitive world once we pass out of school. We thank empowHER India for giving us this opportunity.”

    Yogita Chandrakant Dhavale (student)
  • “I live with my parents and brother. My father works in a private company, while my mother is a housewife. I study at the Rakesh Jain Secondary School, where I learn technical jobs such as welding, repairing household appliances, fitting electrical boards etc, through the IBT training. I am motivated to learn these techniques as I know there are 25 per cent reserved seats in the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) for those with IBT training. This knowledge is also useful in everyday life. I can start my own business for electrical repairs. I know I have a chance of a good future now.”

    Satish Shankar Bhoir (student)
  • “We are farmers by profession but we couldn’t support ourselves by farming alone. We needed another source of income. I took a loan from a Self-Help Group of which I am a member and started a general store. Initially, I stocked only a handful of items but gradually I started stocking a variety of daily-need products. I now earn enough money to support my family and want to further expand my shop. Thanks to the guidance of empowHER India, I am financially stable and independent.”

    Asha Madhavi (general store owner, Umroli)