Mann Deshi Foundation

has been empowering rural women and their families since 1996.


Our mission is to develop the intangible assets of women - tech and business skills, property rights, leadership - to reach rural economic empowerment.


Our headquarters are in Mhaswad, a village in Satara district, south of Mumbai, but our activities cover much of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

    Our Community

    We support women as they seek equal rights and opportunities in rural India.

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    Our Impact

    Because we listen to our community, our programs are highly successful - and constantly expanding.

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    Our History

    Chetna Sinha started the Foundation to bring work back to drought-prone, rural Maharashtra.

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    Our Team

    We live and work in rural Maharashtra, but our leadership is recognized internationally.

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