What does non-government mean?

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a legally constituted organization created by natural or legal persons that operates independently from any form of government. This means that Maitri India is not a part of the government and does not operate for-profit business.



Can I donate to Maitri India?

Yes, any contribution will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Please visit the Donate Now section of our website for more specific information on how to do so.


Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations will receive a tax deductible receipt. All donations are tax exempt under section 80 G(5)(vi) of the Indian Government Income Tax Act, 1961


Where does the money go? Can I visit your projects?

Maitri India uses the money raised each year in accordance with its mission statement. We do this through our programs, events & awareness. Maitri donors can also decide which project(s) they would like to contribute to in which case the money will be used in our efforts towards that particular project. We also welcome visits to our project sites, so you can directly interact with those who are benefitting from your donation.


Can I make an in kind donation?

Yes. We welcome in kind donations that would be useful for our beneficiaries. In fact, some of our donors prefer to personally distribute such goods. Please visit our Wishlist page for more ideas. Please also note that donations such as clothes etc. must be in a good condition.


Can I donate in the honor/memory of someone?

Yes. If you would like to donate in honor of another person, please include their name and address so we may send them an acknowledgement. If you are interested in sending in a memorial donation please include your name and address.


Get Involved:

What can I do to help, or how can I get involved?

Please check out the “Get Involved” section of our website for a list of all the ways to get involved.


How can I work at Maitri?

Maitri does not have any openings for paid positions at the moment. We do, however, have an intern program. Please check out the Intern section of our website for more information.



I would like to hold a fundraiser for Maitri. How do I go about it?

I would like to hold a fundraiser for Maitri. How do I go about it?

Please email maitri.india@maitri.org.in for more information on how to put on benefit for Maitri India.


Public Relations/Media:

How do I interview someone from Maitri India?

For all press inquiries, please contact maitri.india@maitri.org.in


I am doing a project on Maitri India. Can you help me with it?

Please send all project requests to maitri.india@maitri.org.in


Can representative(s) from Maitri India speak at my event or conduct a workshop for my community?

Maitri India is always open to the possibility of participating in events related to our cause. Please have an official representative email us at maitri.india@maitri.org.in if you are interested in having us conduct a workshop or speak at an event/institution.


I know someone who is being abused. How can Maitri India help?

Maitri India supports victims of abuse/domestic violence in their search for justice and equips them to exercise their legal rights. We are ready to inform, advice and counsel you about your options, and help you overcome the suffering that you have lived through.

If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for abuse, please call your local authorities, contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone on 801512345


Help lines:

Delhi Police : 100

Women Helpline : 1091

Delhi Commission for Women : 011-23379150

Crime Against Women Cell (Headquarter) : 011-24673366

Rape crisis cell : 011-23370557