A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

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Dec 19, 2012

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp


Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

A Hope in the time of Drought-Mann Deshi Catte Camp” : Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water. Mann taluka is facing an acute drought situation in more than 185 villages. Since last 24 months there is no rain. 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.

Give a girl bike, Change her Life”:  Mann Deshi has given bicycle to more than 4000 girls.  Bike gives these girls an opportunity to carry on their advanced education.

“B-School at woman’s doorstep”:  Mann Deshi Bank with B-school together has been able to reach +155,000 women and have provided them capital and business training. 60% of women have been able to start and expand their business successfully.

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:

1.      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

For "GlobalGiving US" site, project report is located at:


For "GlobalGiving UK" site, project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/2000/proj1963d.html

2.      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.

3.      Mann Deshi Catte Camp : A Hope in the time of Drought. The Biggest cattle camp in India, providing water and fodder to animals. 2012 also went out without rain. No drop of rain since last two years.

For "GlobalGiving" site, your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mann-deshi-cattle-camp/updates/

For "GlobalGiving UK" site, Your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/10700/proj10685d.html

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,






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