Mann Deshi Foundation

The organization seeks to improve the quality of life of women and their families living in the rural areas of Maharashtra & Karnataka. Our primary objective is to empower rural women and fight injustices based on gender, caste and class. Our programs are designed to improve our clients' quality of life by promoting education, health, property rights, leadership and technology.
Dec 21, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters, 

Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016 !!

I take this opportunity to thank Friends of Mann Deshi for your wholehearted support which enables us to continue our work in a systematic and sustained manner. 

“I have increased my confidence since joining the Deshi MBA program for rural entrepreneurs.   Also as I met more women through the program, it has helped to increase my clients and my business network.” says Jayanti

Jayanti has improved her small business of ladies garments & her business skills.

Jayanti further added “After joining the MBA program, I can understand the importance of Financial Management and also I got knowledge about to maintain Financial Diary for my business and it is very helpful to maintain incomes and expenses of my business.”

Through MBA program Jayanti got training in making pens. She has now started a new business of pen making and running two businesses successfully. Her monthly income increased from Rs.7000 to Rs.12000 and she started saving monthly Rs.500."

Your ongoing support has given us assurance to impact one million women entrepreneurs like Jayanti, in the coming five years. Like every year Mann Deshi Foundation looks forward to your ongoing support through Christmas Gifts donation.

You can visit Global Giving link to make a donation for Christmas Gift -https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/735/mann-deshi-foundation/

You can choose a category within a programme to support us.

  1. Business School for Rural Women in India

Due to your support, till date Mann Deshi has been able –

o     To reach out to 0.2 M rural women entrepreneurs

Join Mann Deshi Foundation to create a sustainable and equitable future for all. If you need more information, please feel free to write to me at: chetnavsinha@gmail.com / chetnasinha@manndeshi.org.in

Affectionately,

Chetna  Sinha

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Dec 21, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters, 

Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016 !!

I take this opportunity to thank Friends of Mann Deshi for your wholehearted support which enables us to continue our work in a systematic and sustained manner. 

 “The cycle has helped me cut travelling time by half and this has resulted in increased time for study and play. Previously I would get only 1.5 to 2 hours for myself. But due to this cycle I get almost 3-3.5 hours to do myself study and also engage in extracurricular activities.” says Jyoti. She is fond of dancing and is a regular participant in various Dance Completions.

Due to your support, till date Mann Deshi has been able to reach out to empower 7000 girls like Jyoti, to be in school for higher education. Like every year Mann Deshi Foundation looks forward to your ongoing support through Christmas Gifts donation.

You can visit Global Giving link to make a donation for Christmas Gift -https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/735/mann-deshi-foundation/

You can choose a category within a programme to support us.

  1. Give girl a Bike : Help her to go to School

Join Mann Deshi Foundation to create a sustainable and equitable future for all. If you need more information, please feel free to write to me at: chetnavsinha@gmail.com / chetnasinha@manndeshi.org.in

Affectionately,

Chetna  Sinha

Links:

Nov 9, 2015

Trasnforming the lives with the Mann Deshi

Baby while doing doorstep marketing on her bike
Baby while doing doorstep marketing on her bike

Meet the remarkable woman who is transforming her lives with the Mann Deshi Foundation-

“The human mind is restless and continually wonders, but by sheer willpower one can tame one’s mind which allows you to achieve your dreams. Baby is testament to that.”

“My first job was that of a hospital helper. I earned 300 rupees per month. Unsurprisingly, I found it impossible to sustain my living expenses. I started weaving bamboo baskets. This increased my earnings to 700 rupees per month. I started selling my goods on a bicycle. I decided to start a shop but didn’t have enough capital to start store. So I went to the Mann Deshi bank which issued me a loan of 12000 rupees. I then shifted to selling my products on foot in the morning and spending the rest of the day at my store. I was able to save 500 rupees per month.

I then joined the Mann Deshi MBA programme. I received financial literacy and business management training which explained the principles, benefits and methods of saving, calculation of loan requirements, etc. I opened a food stall near a school that served tea, coffee and vadapav. My daughter in law also helps me at the stall. I got my daughter-in-law educated. I believe that apart from the various courses offered by Mann Deshi, the Mahotsav (producer-consumer festival) it organises is also very important. I earned 17000 rupees at the Mahotsav. I found that my business also grew as I received a lot of orders after distributing pamphlets at the Mahotsav.”-Says Baby.

Baby at her shop
Baby at her shop
Baby at her shop 1
Baby at her shop 1

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