Mann Deshi Foundation
SECTOR: Livelihood
SUB SECTOR: Skill Development
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 24 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Empowering rural women with skill building activities; gain financial control; building supportive community networks; etc.
Supported by:
Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.; NABARD; Hindustan Unilever Ltd.; Reliance Foundation; etc.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Chetna Sinha, President Mr. Jawahar Deshmane, Vice-President
Ms. Rekha Kulkarni, Managing Trustee Dr. Dhairyabala Jayant Shaha, Member
Dr. Ruchi Lal Sangoi, Member Dr. Veena Vishvajit Ambike, Member
Ms. Falguni Devendra Gada, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 81.3% Highest: 99.3% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs39 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • You can sponsor a pair of shoes for local athletes for ₹4500/- OR
  • You can sponsor a bicycle to a young girl so she can continue schooling for ₹5000/- OR
  • You can make a General Donation for ₹1000/-
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Empowering women, transforming lives
  • Mann Deshi Foundation was founded by Chetna Sinha in 1996 . It started with a simple aim to empower women of rural areas of Maharashtra with knowledge, skills and access to easy finance and markets to become successful entrepreneurs.
  • Mann Deshi's programs can distinguished in 4 ways for Women as well as Community empowerment - i) Entrepreneurship Support: The organization has its own Business School for rural women that provides training, skill building, support to set up and expand businesses, access to markets, collective bargaining, etc. ii) Community Leadership: Under this, the program provides a platform for women mentoring and community radio highlighting success stories of women. iii) Access Finance: MannDeshi Mahila Sahakari Bank is a first of its kind urban cooperative bank dedicated to rural women micro entrepreneurs. iv) Access to a collective that acts as a comprehensive support system for women.
17 cr
13 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018