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.
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
Dhanashree, the grocery shop owner and milk vendor, is a beneficiary of the Deshi MBA program of Mann Deshi B-school. She learned about doing business activities efficiently in the Deshi MBA program.
Dhanashree says "If I take help from other, I get the feeling of being a handicap. Now I have trained myself to do all tasks single handed, and it feels very normal to me. I used to do a lot of commercial activities but wasn't generating equivalent income. One day, Mann Deshi staff visited my house and explained the group of women about the business management, budget and saving ".
"My initial monthly income was Rs. 4,000 which has now reached to Rs. 16,000. I can provide modern facilities to my children like recently I bought a laptop for their development. Despite I lost my hand, I continued my work, and with the guidance and knowledge from Mann Deshi, I don't want to stop now. I want my kids to gain higher education and increase my business like never before" Says Dhanashree
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Ranjana looks like an ordinary 13-year-old girl. However, when you look at her neck, a gleaming gold mungalsutra is visible—that is because Ranjana is married. Five months ago, Ranjana was married to her twenty-year-old husband who resides in the village of Bacheri.
She dropped out of school when she was in eighth grade. As Ranjana grew and took on the responsibilities of a woman, her mother started to worry. Ranjana’s mother had concerns about her daughter’s safety because she was alone all day and living with an alcoholic father. Her solution was to get Ranjana married.
Now Ranjana is living with her husband and mother in law in Bacheri. Her mother in law is against Ranjana going back to school because she does not want Ranjana to be more educated than her son. Her son is a wage laborer who tries to get work wherever he can—cutting sugar cane, building houses, and crushing stones. Mann Deshi has provided another alternative for Ranjana. Through skills based workshops such as tailoring, Ranjana will gain the ability to earn an income so she can support herself and her household.
Bharti emphasize the importance of providing the Financial Literacy Training by Mann Deshi B-school before handing over the loan amount from Mann Deshi. From this training, Bharti has developed understanding about saving, financial management, loan, insurance and investment. Bharti has adopted her understanding into her Tiffin services and catering business. This training has also convinced her to save money. Bharti says "Today I am truly satisfied with the fact that I am helping my family in the overall development". Bharti generates a net profit of Rs.15,000 from both the Tiffin service and the catering business. Initially, Bharti was making a net profit of Rs.8,000 per month. Now Bharti wants to develop her business further to provide an unprecedented example for different women in the society.
Bharti is one of the awardee of Deshi MBA Program 2016.
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