Streehitakarini was established in June 1964 with an
aim to assist women in leading a healthy, free and full life.
Since its inception,
Streehitakarini has implemented various projects
contributing to the empowerment of economically, socially and
educationally underprivileged women.
Streehitakarini believes that for a woman to lead a Healthy, Free and
Full Life, she has to have education, accept family planning
as a way of life, and participate in income generation.
Streehitakarini, the transformation of women begins with
non-formal education. These trained and motivated women
become the backbone of programmes. More than 100 women from
the backward localities of Mumbai not only work for this
cause but also function as members of Streehitakarini. Their
sense of ownership in these programmes leads to the
development and betterment of their own lives, thereby
gaining self-confidence as well as respect within their
Streehitakarini runs a clinic for women and children, a family health
centre, a pathological laboratory and a dental clinic
The Streehitakarini Nutritional Center supplies nutrition to 10 centers
with 200 children at each centre (below six years of age) for
300 days in a year. They conduct kindergarten classes in the
morning. Streehitakarini imparts health education and conducts training
classes for health workers. Streehitakarini also conducts various
vocational courses for sewing, beautician and mehndi
application, making pearl jewelry, flower making, fabric
painting, screen-printing, laundry & ironing, and repairs
of household small appliances among others.
The other programmes that Streehitakarini is successfully implementing
are the Integrated Child Development programme, Women’s
Health Book Project, Postal Mahila Pradhan Small Saving
Scheme, Handloom Project, Mumbai Maternal Nutrition Project (MMNP)
and De-addiction programme.
also has a library, a book bank facility among its
various other educational initiatives.
Donations to Streehitakarini are tax-exempt under
Section 80 G of Income Tax Act. Renewal application for
80G certificate has been filed. Renewals are effective from
date of application.
Streehitakarini is also registered under the Foreign
Contribution (Regulation) Act.
Cheques may be made in favour of "Streehitakarini" and sent to:
Contact person :
Dr. Vijayalaxmi Taskar, President
Lokmanya Nagar Compound
Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg
Mumbai – 400 025.
Phone : 2422 0565
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website on Karmayog: www.karmayog.org/shkrn