Eco Femme is a registered unit under Auroville Export Trust which operates as part of the Auroville Foundation under section 20(4) of the Auroville Foundation Act, 1988.
All accounts of units/trusts under Auroville Foundation are consolidated and one single income tax return is filed under one PAN: AAATA0037B. All trusts are recognised as non-profit, non-governmental organisations.
Auroville has FCRA recognition making it eligible to receive foreign donations.
The executives of Eco Femme are Kathy Walkling and Jessamijn Miedema who are responsible for ensuring fiscal accountability. Eco Femme maintains rigorous book keeping and accounting of each transaction and can provide detailed reporting on expenditure against donations.
Our accounts are audited annually by a representative of the Comptroller and Auditor General of the Government of India.
As a social enterprise, Eco Femme’s commercial activities selling premium priced cloth washable pads, generate a surplus – 33% is contributed towards Auroville as part of our social commitment to the community while the remaining surplus is ploughed back into the organisation.