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ACT-Kalpana
Art can change lives, KALPANA- Ideas with Petals, Paper and People.
Registration No: F 5727 Bombay 22-9-79

About us: Kalpana is a project of ACT, a Charitable Trust  which is registered under Public Trust Act 1950 ( No. F 5727, Bombay 22-9-79).
 
Kalpana was started in 1998 to give an opportunity to the women who are marginalised and live in an absolute hopeless situation.

We use the gift of imagination(Kalpana) to give new direction to many lives. From despair to dignity.

The products of Kalpana are created with real flowers that are pressed and dried and crafted by these marginalised women of the society.  We make Handmade paper products with real flower designs on it.But much more than the products,  the lives of these women are transformed. We never compromise on quality.
 
Vision: We want to give self dignity to the women of Mumbai slums and Empowering them with knowledge, power, self reliance and prosperity.

Mission:  We provide employment opportunity to unskilled and underpriviledged women to draw them into mainstream economic activity.

Services: Employment to women from crisis homes.

Impact:  15 women are given employment and education to their children.

History: Kalpana is a project of ACT, a Charitable Trust  which is registered under Public Trust Act 1950 ( No. F 5727,Bombay 22-9-79).KALPANA was started in 1998 with an aim to empower women of Mumbai slums with knowledge, self reliance and prosperity.

Projects/Achievements: Currently we have one centre in Vile Parle west where women creates designs out of Real flowers on various medium like Handmade paper products, Bamboo, etc.Our range of products varies from office accessaries to home utility products.

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: We not only give employment to the women and look after their basic needs and medical expenses but also support their children's education.

How can you work with others? :
We can supply the office accessaries to Corporates, as we have whole range of products which any office can use for their daily work.
We can exchange ideas with other NGOs.
   
Financials:
Yearly Budget: Rs. 6 lakhs
Revenue Sources:  revenue earned from the sale of our products.
Corporates can adopt us at yearly sponsorship of Rs. 1 lakh P.A.

Organization:
full time: 4 
part time: none
volunteers: 2

Help Needed:
Volunteers: yes 
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services needed: no
Advisors needed: yes
Jobs Available: no

Contact Details:
ACT-Kalpana
B-203 Nani Niwas, Off S.V. Rd, Behind Gulmohar bldg, Vile Parle West, Mumbai -56
Phone: 26109863 / 30948517
Fax: 26109863
email:
mail@actkalpana.org
website: www.actkalpana.org
Karmayogi: Neeta Kumar
phone: 26109863 (best time to call: bet.11-5 pm)
One woman  was married with 3 kids,2 girls and one boy.One day her husband left her  for someone else and she didn't have any source of living. Out of frustration, she took poison and also gave to her children . But unfortunately  only the boy died and the mother with 2 girls survived. She lived many years with the unspoken guilt till she came to work with us. Now she is one of our best creative persons.