Streehitakarini (SHK) was established in June 1964 with
an aim to assist women in leading a healthy, free and
full life. Since its inception, SHK has implemented various
projects contributing to the empowerment of economically,
socially and educationally underprivileged women.
SHK 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.
According to SHK, 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
SHK runs a clinic for women and children, a family health
centre, a pathological laboratory and a dental clinic
The SHK 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. SHK imparts health education and conducts
training classes for health workers. SHK 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 SHK 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.
SHK also has a library, a book bank facility among its
various other educational initiatives.
Donations to Streehitakarini (SHK) are tax-exempt under
Section 80 G of Income Tax Act. Although the 80G
certificate is expired on 31st March 2006, but SHK has
applied for renewal.
Streehitakarini (SHK) is also registered under the Foreign
Contribution (Regulation) Act.
Cheques may be made in favour of Streehitakarini and sent
Contact person :
Dr. Vijayalaxmi Taskar, President
Lokmanya Nagar Compound
Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg
Mumbai – 400 025.
Phone : 2422 0565
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org