The Malbari Sisters


Sangeetha and Pooja were orphaned when they were young children. After losing their parents, they were left to the care of other family relations. Their relatives arranged Pooja’s marriage when she was only 11, and she did not know that they had arranged the marriage with a deaf, mute man. Pooja was only educated until … Continue reading The Malbari Sisters

Rupali Jagdale


Rupali opened her beauty parlour 14 years ago and her cosmetics store about two years ago. With a gold loan, Rupali was able to expand into selling products that she uses in her beauty parlour. Mann Deshi has helped her with growing her network and expanding her business. They provided her with marketing skills like … Continue reading Rupali Jagdale

Nilam Desmukh


Nilam began her tailoring business 15 years ago. She opened a stationery shop four years later. She sources the products in Dahiwadi and sells them to school children who pass by on their walk to school or during their breaks. Her husband is unable to perform manual labor, so he works as a security guard … Continue reading Nilam Desmukh