Sthree Dhanam
Sthree Dhanam
What is APTA Sthree Dhanam:

Sthree Dhanam is an age old tradition of our community and it is a way of Parental support extended to the new bride during time of her marriage. This an APTA service offering initiative to the underprivileged brides of the community by providing them with the parental support as an APTA Bharosa

Objective of APTA Sthree Dhanam:

To revive the age old tradition that is forgotten among the under privileged community due to financial limitations and to make the bride feel more secured. Thus this serves the twin objective of Tradition revival and supporting an underprivileged bride in our own community.

APTA role in Sthree Dhanam:

APTA creates and serves as a platform for this community service offering with twin objectives. APTA plays the Parental role to the under privileged bride while giving the Sthree Dhanam & simultaneously revives the forgotten tradition. APTA plays the parental role in providing the much needed Bharosa to the new bride during the time of marriage.

Who is eligible for APTA Sthree Dhanam:

A Girl with a minimum age of 18 years who is based in Telugu states of Telangana & AP and whose parental annual income is less than 5.00 lakhs.

How is APTA Sthree Dhanam delivered to the eligible bride:

Not in cash but in kind, by way of delivering the basic essential items actually needed for a new bride.

What essential items forms part of APTA Sthree Dhanam:

Gas Stove, Mixie, Wet Grinder, Refrigerator, Steel Kitchen Utensils ( Dinner set & Cooker, Cookware in steel)

What is the Sthree Dhanam budget per marriage:

$ 400.00 ( We encourage the donors to kindly consider supporting for at-least one marriage/one bride in a span of two years)

Selection Process:

Accept applications only thru the referrals and the referrer must be an APTA Life Member. Review and scrutinize the received applications (by the APTA Sthree Dhanam committee members).

How do we identify the Beneficiaries:

Only with reference coming from any of our APTA member

How many beneficiaries can be referred by each APTA member:

There is no limit on referring the beneficiaries.

How many beneficiaries can be referred by each APTA member:

There is no limit on referring the beneficiaries.

Is it compulsory to donate for the APTA members who have referred the beneficiaries


How many beneficiaries would be considered for the APTA Sthree Dhanam:

Depending on the funds availability situation.
In the event of funds being low and beneficiaries being more, then the disbursement would be made by identifying beneficiary coming from the lowest level of income base.
In the event of the collected Sthree Dhanam fund is more than needed for the available beneficiaries, then it would stay with the APTA Sthree Dhanam account and would be handy when there is a sudden spurt of beneficiaries in a year due to many marriages taking place for various reasons.

What is in for the Donor:
  1. Satisfaction of supporting a marriage or more marriages with the Sthree Dhanam
  2. Sthree Dhanam is the only service offering from APTA that serves two purposes namely in supporting the bride and the revival of the forgotten tradition.
  3. What a great way/oppurtunity to clear the Culture debt & Community debt in one go.( Rishi runam & Daiva runam)
Contact us

Please let me know if we could clarify any other questions that may not have been reflected above.

Jan Pyda,
Sthree Dhanam Committee Volunteer,
USA, contact no: 508 517 3981.