Sahara NGO was established in the year 1986 in Hyderabad and registered in the year 1988 under Public Societies Registration Act and registered under FCRA. It has a General Body and Executive Committee. The members are from different background such as Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Social Workers, and Businessmen and from different walks of life. The founder members, who are from middle class background had come up in their life with lot of hardship and struggle and felt the need of helping others who are now struggling to come up in their life, especially underprivileged and socially victimized sections of the society, the poor and needy.
To serve the poor and needy especially in rural areas/urban slums enabling them to come up in their life.
To empower women, support aged and to play a catalytic role for education and development of poor children, uplift of underprivileged communities, awareness of health and hygiene and protection of environment.
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Bollu Sravanthi is the elder daughter of the Bollu Bheemayya and Rajamani. Sravanthi has two sisters and one brother. She has completed her SSC in the year 2004 and scored good marks. She thought to continue her education but the family’s income is not sufficient to send her for higher education. Her father is a weaver. As he cannot get more work in this area, he went to Bheemandi for job. They are staying with her grandparent’s house. Her mother is a labour and she has to feed entire family including grandparents. After stopping her education, she started beedi rolling and earning about Rs 500 per month and supplementing the income to the family by facing lot health hazards by doing beedi rolling work. The mother of Sravanthi said that it is a compulsory for all the girls in the area/ district to roll beedis; otherwise no one will marry the girls if they don’t roll beedis. The more they roll and earn more they get selected faster for marriage. But no one cares or thinks about the health hazard of the girls.
When sahara started VTC she came and joined the course. Sahara staff has met her parents and grandparents to create awareness on this health hazard in beedi rolling and asked them to send the girl regularly to the center.
She has completed her one-year course and started stitching clothes at her home to near and dear ones in the beginning and picked up the quality in stitching. Now, she has brought a second hand machine and running a tailoring shop in her own house.
R. Narsing Rao, Secretary
Hyderabad – 500013
Andhra Pradesh, India
Mobile : 9440483089
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