Astha Kiran is a non-profit organization and takes great pride in our financial efficiency, our accountability to donors, and our transparency. We work to use every dollar/rupee contributed as efficiently as possible. Historically, over 90% of your contributions have gone towards our programs - towards helping children gain the lifelong gift of education - meaning that less than 10% percent of your money went to overhead (administrative and fundraising costs). Since 2004 to 2011, Astha Kiran spent more than 80% of your contributions on programs and projects. Our overhead ratio was 17.4% and we carefully monitor our administrative and fundraising spending to ensure control, transparency and effective fundraising.