Project #1963

Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school

by Mann Deshi Foundation
Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls
Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thanks for giving me WINGS to fly in the sky...says Bhagyashri..

Bhagyashri is studying in 8th standard. She belongs to a very poor family. Her family doesn’t have any farm. Her parents are mere laborer and whatever they were earning on weekly wages was the family’s only income source. Though this family was poor, they were contented. But as it is said ‘Man proposes and God disposes’. Suffering from a disease, one day her father died. It was a big loss for her family. Her mother has to recover for the future of family. So she started to work on wages on farm. But she could get only Rs. 2000 per month. When it’s a holiday, whole family goes with mother for work.

Bhagyashri's mother says, she wishes her children would seek good education in order to be self reliant in life. Bhagyashri's sister and brother are in 10th std. To reach school, they all have to go by foot, daily 3-4 Kms.

“Mann Deshi selected me for their ‘Free Bicycle for Girl Students Initiative’ and I received a bicycle. It helped me to reach school in time and saved much of my daily time. Now I could give more time for my study. I want to become an engineer and to achieve this goal, I have started the journey. Mann Deshi helped to fulfill the dream of my mother. Thanks to Mann Deshi Foundation & its supporters for giving me wings to fly in the sky.”-says Bhagyashri


bicycle beneficiary of Mann Deshi
bicycle beneficiary of Mann Deshi

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Shubhangi wants to be a Class One officer in the future. .

Shubhangi just gave her SSC examination. She is living in Hingani with her mother and two elder brothers. Her mother is labour. Her Family is poor. Shubangi was a student of New English School. Her school was far from her house. Every day she has to walk 3.5 km to go to school. It was very hectic for her to walk such a long distance every day. It has takes more than hour to Reached School.

10 months ago Shubhangi received Bicycle from Maan Deshi Foundation. That moment was very special to Shubhangi. After receiving bicycle she always reaches her school in time and it takes only 15 min to reach school. Because of that she was able to save her time and energy. She used that time for studies and to do household works.

Shubhangi said "Am very possessive about my cycle. I do not allow anyone else to ride my cycle".

Shubhangi wants to be a Class One officer in the future. .

Thank you so much for Global Giving Supporters !

Vanita Shinde

My Best Friend is a Cycle
My Best Friend is a Cycle

"Cycle is my best friend so I take a good care of my best friend", says Sunita

Sunita (aged 16) lives with her father, mother and 2 elder brothers in Mhaswad, Maharashtra. Both of her parents are farmers and support Sunita’s eduation but the jounrey has been a difficult one. It used to take Sunita 40 minutes to get to school so she would get there late and come home late—a very exhausting process that affected her studies.

After receiving a bicycle from Mann Deshi, Sunita is able to reach school within 15-20 min by cycling, thereby saving time by almost 30 min. Because of that she able to studied more for her 10th grade exams and is achieve 90%.

She wants to be a police officer and serve the nation; and for that regular exercise is must. However cycling is one of the best forms of exercising. Sunita said "Cycle is my best friend so I take a good care of my best friend"

Thanks to Global Giving as this all possible because of Global Giving Supporters.

Bicycle donated on the occasion of Womens day
Bicycle donated on the occasion of Womens day

"I dream to join the Police force", says Pratiksha--

Pratiksha a bright student studying in grade 8th, is a student at High School. She stays in Ubermala .The distance between her house and the school is around 3km. Her parents are labourers. For Pratiksha going to school would be a painful task as she would have to walk daily about 30-45 min everyday to school. This would consume around 1-.1-5 hours of walking everyday between school and home. Complaining of her woes, Pratikhsha says “Sometimes I would reach school late by around 30-45 min resulting in missing the 1st class .I wouldn’t understand what whatever what taught next .My legs would ache and by the time I would get home I would be exhausted .This would result in little time for study and other household work.

Pratiksha was donated a cycle by the Mann Deshi Foundation. The cycle has indeed mitigated many problems she was facing before. “I could not afford a cycle as it is too expensive and my father said that when we have the requisite finance we will definitely purchase it. But somehow that time never came. Thanks to Mann Deshi Foundation, I am able to save- time in travelling and I am able to reach school in 15 min. I am able to study in the time saved resulting in an increment of about 1 hour of study. I am fond of the subjects of Marathi, English and Maths.”

Pratiksha dreams to join the Police force someday. She believes that by joining the police force she will be able to help her family. We do hope that Pratiksha achieves her dream some day.

40 Bicycles have been donated by the Mann Deshi Foundation on the occasion of Womens Day, 8th March, 2016.

Thank you,


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.

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Chetna  Sinha



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Mann Deshi Foundation

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

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