Snehalaya is having few big donors who are supporting few projects of Snehalaya but we have large band of small donors building and enlarging the social support for the cause.
Since inception, Snehalaya is regularly getting the small donations by the prostitutes. Most of them are setting aside 1 rupee or 2 rupees behind every customer. They used to insist us to use this amount for education of the children sheltered in Snehalaya and for the treatment of the HIV positive women in prostitution. Even today this tradition is continued, some prostitutes have actually left the prostitution on inspiration by Snehalaya because Snehalaya all the time give them pledge that, though they are prostitute today, will not die as a prostitute and try to change their own life.
Some of our sisters not only left the prostitution but also contributed their life earning to ‘their’ Snehalaya. The contribution of Mrs. Abeda humbled everyone and proved intense gratitude and sensitivity towards the inmates of Snehalaya.
Mrs. Abed Yekin Shaikh, the former prostitute has shown her faith in Snehalaya and donated two rooms of 500 sq. feet (Survey no. 67, nr. Santoshi Mata Temple, Katraj, Pune) for the new project in Pune at Katraj. Mrs. Abeda is connected with Snehalaya since long time. She is the witness of the selfless humanitarian work being done by Snehalaya. She wished to donate the piece of land to Snehalaya in Katraj. There are several colonies of migrant laborers and economically poor people etc. It is such a place where the intervention in child rights and child protection is needed. Mrs. Abeda recognized it and decided to donate the land to Snehalaya to start the project for the children.
It is the grate and precious donation ever we have received because there is a passion and faith behind it. Mrs. Abeda believes that she has tried to pay back to Snehalaya whatever she has got till today.