Help Rural Women Gain Essential Business Skills

by Mann Deshi Foundation
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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

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters & Donors,

Mann Deshi is grateful for its donors support.  B-school has been reached over 50,000 women entrepreneurs. Mann Deshi is in a continuous dialogue with its clients and conducts interviews on a regular basis. The following story is example of the impact Mann Deshi makes on the local community:

                                       Story of Financial Education based on ODL Structure thorough B-school

                                          I.            Sangita Rajmane: Save More, Spend Less

Sangita Rajmane, one of the beneficiaries of financial literacy course and agriculture workshop of Mobile B-school.  Sangita also have saving account in Mann Deshi Bank. 

She is owner of small readymade shop and runs tailoring business.  Sangita has participated in financial literacy program of Mann Deshi.  Sangita says, “After participating in financial literacy course I improved my knowledge about “wise use of money”.  Without delay I opened saving account in Mann Deshi Bank and started saving Rs.500 per month.  Financial literacy taught me, Save More & More and Spend Less.”

Sangita further added that in agriculture workshop she learned about how to grow drumstick tree, how to do marketing of drumsticks, how to earn profit.  Also got information about Nursery of plants and how to take care of drumstick plants. After taking the course Sangita started bowing drumstick plants near her house. Nearly 700 plants she grows and sold for Rs.10 each.  Sangita also understood that parts of Drumstick trees have medicinal value and she is using juice, paste, power of seeds, flowers and leaves as a medicine for different purposes.  Also spreading her knowledge of “use of medicine” within community.

After her connection with Mann Deshi through financial literacy and agriculture workshop Sangita aware about the other courses that Mann Deshi provides.  Immediately she joined basic and advance tailoring course in Mobile B-school.  And it’s amazing that Sangita’s monthly income has been increased by Rs.2000/-

Thank you very much for your support in creating women entrepreneurs like SANGITA.

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                                             Journey from B-school to Management Institute

                                  (Unique combination of finance and a rural business school) 

 

Big thank you to support which enable Mann Deshi to transition from a training school to a management institute.

Story of Kerabai Khandekar: In 2006 Kerabai approach the bank to buy the mobile phone. At that time we felt why is she buying phone? Is her son forcing her to buy the cell phone and just for the sake of showing up? Our bank manger was advising her that why is she wasting her money? Kerabai said, “She is growing pomegranate and for the marketing she needs to contact traders for the market price of Pomegranate.” Kerabai also requested Bank to teach her how to operate cell phone. Business school conducts the course for electronic literacy for a day in which how to operate cell phone and calculator is taught. Bank advised Kerabai to take the course at Business school. After the course Karabai said, “She can contact traders for the sale of pomegranate and get better prices as price variates very fast and it is very necessary to sell the products as soon as possible once the prices are high. Even delay for a day can affect the price you get. It also helps to sale the product in time.” As Kerabai is located in remote village she can contact traders on phone and they can come to her field and buy the pomegranate.  Mann Deshi always grows with its clients like Kerabai.

 In short Mann Deshi bank plays the role of investor with patience and B-school plays the mentorship with understanding the situation.

 2012 year marks a turn in Mann Deshi Udyogini accomplishment. Mann Deshi launched B-School for rural women in December 2006 and reached to 46653 women graduates.   At the beginning, the school was focusing in vocational training such as tailoring, beauty parlor, food processing, veterinary and many other hobby courses. The courses were a success, and the demand was growing every year. Then, Mann Deshi, by observing the work of women entrepreneurs in rural area noticed that a lot of them were missing management tools. Therefore, since January 2010, the business school started to offer managerial training to its students allowing thousands of women to start a business or to extend their already existing one. Today, the managerial training is well established into the School and the business school is now a Management Institution. Mann Deshi is very proud of this program which is by far one of the biggest Mann Deshi’s accomplishments.

 Mann Deshi has been launched the First Chamber of Commerce for rural women in India. This program is the logical continuation of the Business School as hundreds of women are becoming entrepreneurs thanks to the business school and need a constant support to pursue their ambition. Mann Deshi is always trying to adapt its program, as much as it can, to the needs of its clients. The Chamber of Commerce will devote its time to support women entrepreneurs in rural area who face crucial barrier, providing them the necessary network to help them manage their business.

Most Sincerely,

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                                        Journey from B-school to Management Institute

                                  (Unique combination of finance and a rural business school) 

Story of Kerabai Khandekar: In 2006 Kerabai approach the bank to buy the mobile phone. At that time we felt why is she buying phone? Is her son forcing her to buy the cell phone and just for the sake of showing up? Our bank manger was advising her that why is she wasting her money? Kerabai said, “She is growing pomegranate and for the marketing she needs to contact traders for the market price of Pomegranate.” Kerabai also requested Bank to teach her how to operate cell phone. Business school conducts the course for electronic literacy for a day in which how to operate cell phone and calculator is taught. Bank advised Kerabai to take the course at Business school. After the course Karabai said, “She can contact traders for the sale of pomegranate and get better prices as price variates very fast and it is very necessary to sell the products as soon as possible once the prices are high. Even delay for a day can affect the price you get. It also helps to sale the product in time.” As Kerabai is located in remote village she can contact traders on phone and they can come to her field and buy the pomegranate.  Mann Deshi always grows with its clients like Kerabai.

 In short Mann Deshi bank plays the role of investor with patience and B-school plays the mentorship with understanding the situation.

 2012 year marks a turn in Mann Deshi Udyogini accomplishment. Mann Deshi launched B-School for rural women in December 2006 and reached to 46653 women graduates.   At the beginning, the school was focusing in vocational training such as tailoring, beauty parlor, food processing, veterinary and many other hobby courses. The courses were a success, and the demand was growing every year. Then, Mann Deshi, by observing the work of women entrepreneurs in rural area noticed that a lot of them were missing management tools. Therefore, since January 2010, the business school started to offer managerial training to its students allowing thousands of women to start a business or to extend their already existing one. Today, the managerial training is well established into the School and the business school is now a Management Institution. Mann Deshi is very proud of this program which is by far one of the biggest Mann Deshi’s accomplishments.

Big thank you to our donors support which enable Mann Deshi to transition from a training school to a management institute.

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Dear Mann Deshi Supporters and Donors,

What makes the Mann Deshi B-School unique is that it lays no educational or age criterion for enrollment; has “any-day admissions” and offers courses ranging from two days to three months with fees from Rs.25 to Rs.1,200.  Founded in December 2006, it encourages and empowers rural women by offering courses to help them run independent enterprises as vendors, screen printers, photo-laminators, efficient goat de-wormers, bag-makers and computer operators.

Thus, an unlettered vegetable hawker like Aruna Gaikwad now uses a cellphone to source supplies from the wholesale market at Karad 100 km away to make profits at the weekly market in Vaduj.  Vanita Pise is yet another example who has sent up a successful milk vending business with the help of B-school.  She uses paper cup making machines for her operation and earns about Rs.4000 per month.  (In 2006, Pise received the CII Bharti Woman Exemplar Award by PM Manmohan Singh).

Since December 2006, nearly 40000 women have taken courses here to launch micro-business like selling cell phone recharge coupons, increasing fat content in milk from mulch cattle or selling pav bhaji and Chinese food.   Women have also harnessed mobiles to manage—and in some cases, expand—their client base, grow their businesses, and earn higher revenues. The ability to use mobile phones has also reduced women’s need to travel, thus saving them considerable time in managing their businesses and reconciling their work, personal, and family commitments. As they oversee growing enterprises, many Mann Deshi clients experience increased self-confidence and a greater sense of empowerment.

Please click on Mann Deshi football film which shows impact and added footage of business school

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKsN5SSjdw&feature=related

Thank you to Mann Deshi donors for their continuous support.

Sincerely,

Vanita

 





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Dear Mann Deshi Donors and Supporters,

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

“B-School at women’s doorstep”:  Mann Deshi with B-school together has been able to reach +40,000 women and have provided them capital and business training. 60% of women have been able to start and expand their business successfully.  

“Give a girl bike, Change her Life”:  Mann Deshi has given bicycle to more than 2400 girls.  Bike gives these girls an opportunity to carry on their advanced education. 

Achievements:

  •  Reached out +100,000 rural women (saving account holders)
  •  Graduated + 40000 women through B-school and out of that 24,600 women have became successful business woman and 80% took loan from Mann Deshi Bank. 
  • More than 5000 women have been able to get the share in the household property
  • Launched the E-Card system, a more efficient, and accessible and secure means to deposit and withdraw money and view transaction history of Mann Deshi client 

This would not have been possible without our supporters and partners.  And as we come to the end of another successful year, we want to thank those who have contributed to Mann Deshi’s success. 

The Mann Deshi aims to provide underprivileged rural women with the resources they need to improve their lives.  Mann Deshi works holistically to improve slummy women’s lives through a variety of financial services, business trainings and skills.

 Thus, we hope that you remember Mann Deshi when you think about buying gifts this holiday season.  Any donations you make will have a direct impact on the disadvantaged rural women and girls we serve, allowing them to improve their lives: your donation would truly be a gift that kept on giving.

Mann Deshi currently has three projects linked with Global Giving, a US and UK based organization that connects people with the countries and causes they are passionate about.  Global Giving is registered under 501c3 so that US donors receive tam exemptions.  For this donation Mann Deshi Foundation is registered under 80G and also has tax exemption.  Your tax-deductible donation will be wired directly to Mann Deshi Foundation from Global Giving. The projects you can contribute to are:

a)   Mann Deshi Udyogini (B-school for rural women in india) brings life skills and financial training to poor rural wage laborers, empowering them to become successful businesswomen.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/ 

b)  The Freedom Ride Bicycle Program for Girls provides bicycles to girls in remote locations so that they can travel to school, and therefore complete their education

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-education-through-bicycles-in-india/

http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/2000/proj1963a.html

c)  Mann Deshi Champions (Sports Program) Mann Deshi's Champions Sports Program provides sport training to poor rural children, providing the opportunity to broaden their skills both physically and socially.

 http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mann-deshi-champions-champions-sports-program/

To make an anonymous donation, a donation on behalf of another person, or to donate as a gift in a friend's name, please visit www.globalgiving.com and search "Mann Deshi Foundation", or go directly to Mann Deshi's link:

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/

With many thanks and warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas holiday season and New Year.

Happy Holidays,

 

Yours Sincerely,

Vanita

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Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
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