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  NGO Name

Mann Vikas Samajik Sanstha (MVSS)

  Year Established

1994

  Primary Contact

Ms. Chetna Gala Sinha

  Address

Jain Mandir Rd., Mahiwar Chowk

 

Mhaswad, Taluka Mann

  District

Satara

  State

Maharashtra

  PIN

415509

  Email

chetnavsinha@gmail.com

  Phone 1

91-02373-27788 (office)

  Phone 2

942-303-3481 (cell)

  Fax

N/A

     

  NGO Work

 

  Category

Women''''''''s Empowerment

  Website

www.manndeshi.org

  Annual Budget

Rs.

  FCRA clearance?

Yes

 

 

         

  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

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  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo

  1

 

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  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  Village Computer Kiosks

$ 6236

 

  +  Village Computer Kiosks - Final Installm..

$ 2078

 

  +  FInancial Literacy Project

$ 5111

 

  +  Mann Deshi 2011

$ 3888

 
 

 Total 

$ 17313

 

 

 

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  NGO Goals

 

 

MVSS seeks to improve the quality of life of women and their families living in the rural areas of western Maharashtra. To achieve this, MVSS runs various projects through a partnership with its sister organization, the Mann Deshi Mahila Bank (MDMB), a registered microfinance bank. MVSS also works closely with the Mann Deshi Mahila Bachat Gat Federation, or Federation of Self-Help Groups. The Federation consists of more than two hundred self-he more...

  Achievements

 

Chetna Gala Sinha, the founder of MVSS and an economist by background, moved to Mhaswad district when she married her husband, Vijay (an activist himself), who was a farmer from Mhaswad. Here she was struck by the situation of women since the area saw a lot of migration of men (due to drought and lack of jobs) while the women were left to look after themselves and their children.

Chetna set more...

  Summary

 

MVSS uses the same holistic approach that AID believes in and works on many aspects of development in the rural areas of Mhaswad. They have helped set up many Self Help groups, the microfinance bank (MDMB), education inititatives for the youth and elders, health care and insurance, organic farming among others. Chetna Gala Sinha, the founder of MVSS, has been given lifetime membership in the Ashoka Innovators for the Public program. She has also received many awards of which the most recent is the Janaki Devi Bajaj Puraskar in 2005.

The microfinance bank is a cooperative bank operating under license from the RBI. It is also a bank run by women for women.

 
 
 

  

 
 

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