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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the belief behind Jeevan Dhara?


‘People Helping People’. We believe if an empowered individual would come forward to take up even a fractional responsibility of a person in need, sustainable change is possible.

How old is Jeevan Dhara?

Jeevan Dhara was started in the year 1998 and registered under The Public Trust Act 1950 in 2005.

What is the mission of Jeevan Dhara?

Jeevan Dhara’s mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes.

What is the scenario in India, presently?

India has more than 440 million children. That's more than the entire population of North America (USA, Mexico and Canada put together). About 27 million children are born each year in India. But nearly 2 million of them do not live to the age of five. This is due to malnourishment, lack of Immunization etc.. The majority of children are enrolled in school, but up to half don't attend regularly. Many are pressured to work and earn money for their families. After five years of classes, fewer than 60% can read a short story or do simple arithmetic. The time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the current situation is here. Right now!

Who are the people behind Jeevan Dhara?

The trustees of Jeevan Dhara comprises a mix of businessmen and individuals who have given their life towards the social upliftment cause, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce along with their volunteers.

Which areas does Jeevan Dhara work in?

Jeevan Dhara is working in the area of education, rehabilitation, and empowerment of the downtrodden and poor.

Who all are the target beneficiaries?

Children, families and the communities are the target groups of Jeevan Dhara. We believe that a child’s education cannot be taken care of without taking care of the family, especially the mother.

What is the source of funding for the organization??

Around 60% funding support of the organization comes from corporate; the rest comes from individual donors and private institutions.

How much of the total money go towards development projects?

80% of all funds go towards expenses on various welfare projects (including capital assets required for projects), administrative expenses and finance cost account for 20.5% and 0.03% respectively and the remaining 11.97% is the surplus which is transferred to the next year for utilisation.

How can I donate to Jeevan Dhara?

You can go to ‘Donate Now’ section of Jeevan Dhara’s website and donate online. For other donations related queries please write2jeevandhara@yahoo.com

At present how many people are directly benefitting from various programmes of Jeevan Dhara?

Every month more than 1300 children, youth and women are benefitting due to our various projects. There are more people who need our support it is only due to the lack of resources that we have to turn the needy away.

How can one associate with the organization?

In our journey so far, we have received immense support from numerous individuals, a few private companies and educational institutions. We are open to assistance in any form. Please visit the contact us or ‘Get Involved’ section of our website for more information.

Does Jeevan Dhara provide internships? If yes, how can I apply for it?


Interested candidates can go to ‘Contact us’ section of our website and write to the relevant department they are interesting in interning with.

How can I work for Jeevan Dhara?

Please go to our “Career” page to know more about the current openings in Jeevan Dhara.

Does Jeevan Dhara have any merchandise?

We have T Shirts Coffee Mugs etc

How does Jeevan Dhara work for the education of underprivileged children?

We at Jeevan Dhara instill the importance of educational values right from the balwadi stage all our recreational activities are available to only those kids who attend school regularly. We also have trained counselors who are available twice a week to help children overcome any social or psychological barriers and get them motivated and back to school.