Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills

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Mann Deshi Foundation is dedicated to the economic empowerment of rural women in India. Our flagship Business School programs are designed to provide marginalized women with the knowledge, skills and support necessary to become successful entrepreneurs and make informed financial decisions.These schools run out of our branch offices as well as through buses that travel right to the door steps of some of the remotest villages.

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Rural women in India face enormous financial marginalization. Men are usually the ones allowed to be educated while the women are often pulled out of school or married off at a very young age. This leaves them with little or no technical training that would enable them to enter the job market and help them enjoy financial independence. We believe that there is a need to provide these women with access to knowledge and capital that will give them personal and professional agency in their lives


Our Business School offers a variety of technical classes that help women start their own businesses or expand existing ones. We aim to provide women with skills ranging from business and financial literacy, computer skills, digital literacy and tailoring. We're even training some to become goat doctors! Through this program, we are helping create opportunities for women, allowing them to enter the job market, strengthen their local communities and become respected members of society.

Long-Term Impact

Our aim is to encourage all participants to build micro enterprises, make informed financial decisions, systematically plan their investments, create realistic budgets and ensure a secure future for their families. Apart from the obvious long-term financial gains, we hope to give women the tools to be active, strong and contributing members of society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Mann Deshi Foundation

Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​
Twitter: @MannDeshiOrg
Project Leader:
Chetna Sinha
Mhaswad, Maharashtra India

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