In Maharashtra, one in two women are illiterate, and girls face countless obstacles in pursuing their education.

One of these obstacles is transportation to school.

Mann Deshi provides interest-free loans to girls to buy bicycles.

If a girl cannot afford the loan but shows a strong commitment to education, we give her a bicycle for free.

Over 5,000 girls ride to school on Mann Deshi bicycles.

Give a girl a bike, through our Global Giving page >