Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank

was started in 1997 for and by rural women.


Since then the bank has established seven branches and served over 200,000 women in Maharashtra.


Our mission is rural economic empowerment, by providing capital and other financial services to impoverished women.

    Our Clients

    We support women who challenge their exclusion from the traditional business economy.

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    Our Impact

    We are the second largest microfinance bank in India, with a 98% repayment rate.

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    Our History

    In 1997, a group of rural women, led by Chetna Sinha, showed up at RBI's central office...

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    Our Team

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

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