Social Initiative - Maher

"Maher" (in the Marathi language) means "Mother's Home": a haven of hope, belonging and understanding, and our mission is to help destitute women, children and men from all over India exercise their right to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed or religion.

"There is a huge task awaiting us, the task of changing the attitude of society, especially of men towards women. This is a gigantic task. Maher is therefore not just a project. It is a vision of a new society where men, women and children have opportunities for growth, education and happiness."
- Fr. Francis D'sa.

"Help us ensure that Maher always has room for one more."


  • Creating secure and loving homes for women and children and enabling women to discover their power within and develop self reliance.
  • Providing women with stability and unconditional love, thus raising kind and strong individuals.
  • Assisting members of impoverished villages in uplifting their communities, while encouraging the use of sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Embracing all people of every religion, ethnicity and social standing to bring love, compassion and wellness to India and beyond.

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