Temgarpada is the biggest residential area of bar girls, who are essentially illegal migrants from Bangladesh, working to support families back home.
Operating in the Bhiwandi area, Mahima Mahila Mandal, which is registered with Aastha Parivaar, is a community based organisation (CBO) registered on 08/04/2009 with equal contributions from seven committee members.
Supported by Family Planning Association–Bhiwandi (FPA-Mumbai) the CBO helps to improve health seeking behaviour, increase unity in the bar girls, spread health awareness and get respect and a better life for its members. They provide HIV/ STI detecting and prevention services. They help their community members get financial loans via informal sources. They provide social protection to their members as well as lessons on financial security.