Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills

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Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills
Sunita, Mann Deshi's Goat Doctor Madam
Sunita, Mann Deshi's Goat Doctor Madam

Mann Deshi's Goat Doctor Madam: Women Transforming India Award Winner....

Ms. Sunita from Mahud village in Solapur district was on her way to Delhi for accepting Women Transforming India Award. Worried about safety, her grandmother told Sunita, “No one from our seven generations has ever travelled to Delhi in an aeroplane. I’m proud of you. Don’t peep out of the plane and don’t keep your hands out of the window, be safe!”

Sunita couldn't complete her education and left schooling before completing matriculation. After marriage, she realized necessity to generate additional income to fulfill her family needs. Later, she contacted Mann Deshi and enrolled for the Goat Doctor's training. She got trained in goat insemination and goat-keeping from Mann Deshi. Defying all odds, she became first woman goat veterinarian in the region.  

Currently, Sunita works in about 50 villages and heads the team of 13 goat doctors. She also delivers training on goat-keeping to other women and looks forward to expand the area of operation. Sunita and her team have successfully inseminated more than 3,000 goats till date. 

Sunita has been awarded Women Transforming India Award by NITI Aayog, myGOV and United Nations India for admiring her work.

Sunita, who has never been on a stage even to accept a flower, delivered impeccable award acceptance speech in Delhi on Aug 29th.

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters, thank you so much for all your support.  

Sincerely Yours,

Finalist, Micro-enterprise, women exemplar program
Finalist, Micro-enterprise, women exemplar program

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Mann Deshi Entrepreneur
Mann Deshi Entrepreneur

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

I would like to share a story of Sanjana.  Sanjana is another successful entrepreneur associated with the Mann Deshi foundation.  Due to some inevitable events after her marriage, the entire responsibility of running the household fell on Sanjana’s shoulders. She started working as labourer at a farm. During this time, a friend introduced her to the Mann Deshi. After financial literacy class, she took a group loan of 15 thousand rupees from Mann Deshi and started a sugarcane juice centre.

She took part in the Mann Deshi marketing Mohotsav (marketing platform) and made a profit of 35 thousand. This profit was a result of sales only in 4 to 5 days of the Mohotsav. This increased her confidence in her entrepreneurial abilities and she was motivated to expand her business. She has a permanent juice centre now and made a profit of 1 lakh 20 thousands in the last summer.

She has attended several workshops of the Mann Deshi Business School. These were very beneficial for her, she says. She was very inspired by another Mann Deshi entrepreneur, the National Award winner Vanita Pise. After workshops, she has her own visiting cards, pamphlets and banners. She is glad to be a part of Mann Deshi and aspires to become a very successful businesswoman, an inspiration for her kids.

Thanks to Mann Deshi Supporters !

Sanjana running her juice center
Sanjana running her juice center
Sanjana running her sugarcane juice center
Sanjana running her sugarcane juice center

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Priti MBA Graduate
Priti MBA Graduate

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

I would like to share a story of Deshi MBA Graduate entrepreneur- Preeti's story-

Preeti’s family is into their traditional business of making brooms. They own a small land and her husband yields seasonal crops in it. Their income was insufficient to take care of seven members in the family including 3 children. She was willing to expand her broom making business but it was not feasible due to the small space available in their residence.

Preeti got introduced to Mann Deshi through one of our marketing fairs. She enrolled for the Deshi MBA programme of Mann Deshi. Based on market demand and her skills, she was suggested to start chutney making business. She invested in few equipment and started her chutney business. After implementing marketing and operation strategies, her income has boosted to INR 7,000 per month. She recently participated in Mann Deshi Mahatsav (A marketing fair organised in Mumbai) and earned INR 1 Lac in just 4 days.

She is now doing both, brooms making and chutney making business season wise. She is now able to provide good education to her children and take care of their household expenses. She is also in process to avail a loan to further expand her business.

Thank you so much for all your generous support.

Preeti Deshi MBA Graduate 1
Preeti Deshi MBA Graduate 1
Preeti Deshi MBA Grduate 2
Preeti Deshi MBA Grduate 2

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Savita - The Pottery Woman
Savita - The Pottery Woman

Savita says "I have never had the confidence to leave my home, but now I do all pottery business activity on my own. I especially make different idols, toys for the festive season and do set up a booth at strategic locations to catch the attention of customers". 

Savita one successful business women belong to Potter family. She got basic skills at mother place. Even after marriage she evolved into business of pottery with traditional business techniques she got help and proper training from Mann Deshi foundation and with this she expanded her business with help of first business loan of Rs. 20000 from Mann Deshi Bank.  Now her business has reach turnover of RS.72000 per annum. In the  various seminar organized by Mann Deshi she learn so many things like communication skills, time management, basic of business strategy, marketing, account credit and debit which is required for business success.

Savita acknowledges "Before I was doing the same business but I wasn't able to generate much income out of it. Now due to a better understanding of market and business practices, I can reduce my costs, so able to make more profit". Initially, she was earning Rs. 3,000 per months which has grown to Rs.6,000 per month.  Savita saves Rs. 350 monthly and is thankful for giving her confidence and opportunity to live respectfully.

Hand Painted Pottery design by young woman
Hand Painted Pottery design by young woman

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Kalpana at her shop
Kalpana at her shop

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

With your support, Kalpana is running a Carpentry Business successfully.

Kalpana is a lively young woman with an infectious smile. Married at seventeen, she is running carpentry business. She buys wooden planks that she crafts into elaborately carved doors. Kalpana first heard of Mann Deshi from her neighbour. She enrolled in financial literacy & enterprise development program of Mann Deshi and has taken a loan of Rs. 20,000. Now she could purchase new tools to improve productivity.  As a result, her business and profits have increased. Every month, she makes about ten doors, and during the summer months, when construction work in the area is at its peak, business is brisk.

“After attending a financial planning workshop organized by Mann Deshi, I opened a weekly post office recurring deposit account. An increase in my income also gave me the comfort to make some house improvements like addition of two rooms to our home and is in the midst of building a toilet. I plan to take another loan soon to buy a hole-punching machine which will help in further expansion of my business.”- says Kalpana

Thank you so much !

 

 

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Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
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