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.
Income Rs17 cr
Expense Rs13 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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