Samraksha started working in 1993 primarily in the HIV sector as part of a larger developmental organization called Samuha. Today it is an independently registered trust.
Samraksha's main focus currently is resilience building among vulnerable adolescents in HIV affected families. These young people have suffered many losses in their lives - death of one or both parents, and also the economic and educational opportunities they lost because of the impact of HIV. They have faced stigma and discrimination in their community. Many have been forced into care-giving responsibilities at a very early age. And they are growing up without adequate adult supervision because parents are either not present or too preoccupied with their own issues to support the child.