Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank is a microfinance cooperative bank that is run by women for women.

Basic Information

Mann Deshi Bank was founded by Chetna Gala Sinha who belongs to Mhaswad village in Maharashtra. It has been empowering women since 1997. The women associated with Mann Deshi Foundation have been making masks, and running catering, paper plate, and cups business. They have created WhatsApp accounts through which they connect with people. They have been using WhatsApp and Facebook to display their products. Moreover, the WhatsApp groups are used for imparting digital financial literacy and helping women run their businesses. During the lockdown, when the animal rearing businesses were shut, especially in rural India, all the women rearers started a WhatsApp group to sell goats and chickens. The bank has been giving loans to help the women buy smartphones as well to sustain their businesses. See more

Legal Name


Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank



Satara, Maharashtra, India

Founding Date


1st Jan 1997

No. of Employees


251 to 500

Core Team


Chetna Sinha