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  NGO Name

Mann Vikas Samajik Sanstha (MVSS)

  Year Established


  Primary Contact

Ms. Chetna Gala Sinha


Jain Mandir Rd., Mahiwar Chowk


Mhaswad, Taluka Mann








  Phone 1

91-02373-27788 (office)

  Phone 2

942-303-3481 (cell)




  NGO Work



Women''''''''s Empowerment


  Annual Budget


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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



$ 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...



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...



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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