Jeevan Dhara has its inception in one man’s struggle to alleviate the pain and suffering of the poor.

Gene D’Silva founder of Jeevan Dhara started his outreach work in 1998 in Asia’s second largest slum community namely Chita Camp, Trombay, Mumbai. For the first two years the goal was to get the HIV +ve patients accepted socially by the community. Identifying the needy by going door to door he provided food ration to 350 widows, school fees for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years of HIV +ve widows and providing medical assistance to the HIV +ve patients. Simultaneously from the 3rd year Balwadis and Study classes were started to help the children ... MORE



Empowerment of the underprivileged in the slum communities.


To empower individuals, families and hence the community, to alleviate poverty and eradicate substance abuse through the tools of Education, Vocational Training & De-Addiction, enabling livelihood and better living conditions.


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.

Jeevan Dhara_ Quarterly Newsletter Oct to Dec-21.pdf

Jeevandhara Quarterly Newsletter

October - December 2021

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Jeevandhara Bi-Annual Report

April - September 2021


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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."