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Maitri is a collective effort of a group of people committed to developmental and humanitarian issues in India. In 2005 Gen. Bhopinder Singh (Retd) and Winnie Singh took the initiative to bring the collective into a reality. The organization was born out of a felt need to create a support group for HIV/ AIDS impacted Uniformed Services personnel and their families.

Since 2007, Maitri has expanded its areas of reach through a variety of programmes, including Domestic Violence prevention and early intervention, Victim Support and Victim-to-Survivor programme. Uniformed services remain a focus area for Maitri to address issues of violence against women and sexually transmitted diseases. Maitri is committed to promoting Respect and Dignity for Women and specially for Abandoned, Destitute and Elderly Widows in Vrindavan (Mathura, India). Some of our other initiatives include improving the Health and Welfare of Vulnerable Migrant Populations like Rickshaw Pullers and the Homeless. We provide Educational opportunities for Underprivileged Children in Delhi slums along with a Nutrition programme and Empowering Women living in slums with skill building and income generation opportunities. Maitri runs a voluntary HIV testing and counselling centre in Delhi.

Maitri’s believes it is every individual’s right to have Identity, Dignity, and Respect.

Maitri defends Human Rights and strengthens Communities through Individual and Community Empowerment through Advocacy, Education, Community-Based Programme Development, and Networking.

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Welcome Maitri to World Pulse. You are doing a fabulous job in improving the lives of vulnerable populations in India. The world awaits to hear more from you :) Feel free to post pictures, videos and more regarding your work in your journals. Am sure people will be glad to read them.

Am so glad you decided to join our family. If you would like to follow them on facebook, here is the link:

Lots of love,

Mukut Ray

Hi Maitri,

I really enjoyed your article and I learned a lot from it. You write clearly, concisely and with insight that comes through the page. I think the way your organization started says so much of how the Universe guides us to our soul purpose. Very inspiring.

I live in Chicago but in December-January will be doing benefit speeches in Chennai to Americanized Indian women on their self-esteem issues. Any thoughts you would be willing to share with me about the self-esteem issues of Indian women at this level? My personal email address is: if you prefer to answer on that. Either way, keep up the great work. You matter. You are necessary.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),


Wendy Stebbins Founder/CEO I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Hey there! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

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