Mann Deshi Foundation
Skill Development
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Estd: 1996
Used for Beneficiaries: 91%
Address : At & Post : Mhaswad, Tal: Mann, Satara 415509. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 2373 270788; +91 2373 270141
Donor Contact : Ms. Vanita S. / +91 8605177711 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201620172018
Income From
Government Sources1,397,71200
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources63,917,27762,699,15193,920,243
Other Income000
Total Income (A)76,611,19382,480,464174,608,354
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities47,231,45575,626,727115,284,081
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses47,231,45575,626,727115,284,081
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses392,339646,9771,283,856
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)49,768,72881,838,448127,184,757
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)26,842,464642,01647,423,597
Balance Sheet201620172018
Fixed Assets59,828,34278,506,11297,511,655
Current Assets (excl. Cash)338,4441,043,5642,193,430
Cash/Bank 6,352,30713,701,1112,558,022
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets95,207,07398,140,141141,761,021
Corpus / Share Capital49,908,71452,494,98952,494,989
General Funds30,282,51430,924,53078,348,127
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities5,015,8464,720,6222,460,323
Total Liabilities95,207,07398,140,141141,761,022
Other Details201620172018
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Gadve & Associates
Bankers : IDBI Bank
Axis Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
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

Source : Audit Report 2018

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees include Vocational Skill Training fees, Adult Education fees, Community Radio receipts, and sale of bio-fertilizers. 2) In FY14, Other income consists of excess expense provision written back and provision expenses waived. 3) The NGO has provided an overall amount spent on 'Objects of the Trust', but not a detailed breakdown. 4) Advertising expense taken as Fund Raising Costs.

NGO Profile :
Mann Deshi Foundation (Foundation) is dedicated towards development of rural and vulnerable women and their families. The Foundation, in collaboration with Mahila Sahakari Bank, provides non-financial assistance to clients of the bank. It is an NGO arm of Mann Deshi Mahila Group. The group comprises of Mahila Sahakari Bank and Mahila Bachat Gat Federation, a Self-Help Group (SHG).

Chetna Sinha, founder of Mann Deshi has received various awards including the Ashoka Change Makers Innovation Awards in 2005.

Their programmes:

  • Entrepreneur Programme for rural women: Under its Business School for Rural Women programme, women are provided with capital as well as technical know-how. Loans are provided for seed capital with the support of Mahila Sahakari Bank Ltd, to encourage starting up of micro enterprises. The programme is supported by The British Asian Trust, a social fund to support high impact charities within the areas of education, enterprise, and health. HSBC is the founding sponsor for the Business School for Rural Women.
  • Mobile school for rural women: The programme is designed to provide training to women who are not in a position to attend the business school due to financial and cultural constraints. A bus converted to operate as a mobile classroom is used to provide vocational and business training. The support from Bonita Trust, an independent philanthropic trust, has helped women in remote locations to get access to business training.
  • Chamber of Commerce Programme: The goal of the programme is to educate selected rural women entrepreneurs in business management and give them access to local insights through a dedicated mentor relationship.
  • Livelihood Programmes:  The Foundation trains women farmers in methods of gaining access to market and technology. It organises fairs where women can sell their products. The Mahila Sahakari Bank provides credit to the SHG for undertaking dairy projects, and supports co-operative dairies.