Project #10685

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

by Mann Deshi Foundation
Sep 13, 2012

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Mann Deshi Foundation donated bicycle to ASHA
Mann Deshi Foundation donated bicycle to ASHA

                                                   A Hope in the time of Drought

                                                         Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Though it is September, but still there is no rain and in future less hopes of rain this year. Mann Taluka is witnessing unprecedented drought.  On account of the non availability of fodder and water, the number of Animals dead and sold cheaply to butcher was recorded to be around 25000.  The taluka is facing an acute drought situation in more than 185 villages. Since last 22 months there is no rain.  Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water. In such a situation it is crucially needed to provide water to households by tankers and to arrange fodder and water in cattle camps in the areas.

 In order to help, Mann Deshi also felt the responsibility to serve the local community and started a Cattle camp - providing water and fodder to animals - in the Mhaswad village on 21st April, 2012.  Currently the Mann Deshi Foundation cattle camp supports +12,000 animals from 52 villages.   Mann Deshi provides 400,000 liter water per day and pays around 10,00,000 RS daily for fodder, cattle feed and water etc.  This is the BIGGEST CATTLE CAMP in india.

Mann Taluka is facing acute drinking water problem.  Everyday water required for Mann Deshi Cattle Camp is 4.50 lacs of liter.  I hereby appeals to you to contribute generously for the drought cause faced currently by the Mann taluka in Satara District.  

Mann Deshi runs rural women’s bank and B-school for rural women.  For more information about Mann Deshi Foundation please visit:

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Thank you in advance for your time.  The Mann Deshi Foundation asks you sincerely to support generously and help community in this severe situation.  Your support will give relief to drought affected people in Mann taluka. 

Most Sincerely,



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Organization Information

Mann Deshi Foundation

Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Vanita Shinde
Project Coordinator
Satara, Maharashtra India

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