Building resilient women's institutions at the grassroots

Manjari Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation established in May 2015, by alumni of PRADAN, a grassroots organisation working to alleviate poverty in rural India. Inspired by their legacy, Manjari’s founders set out on a mission to uplift rural communities by building resilient and self-sustainable women-led institutions. 

Manjari Foundation has devised an effective and easily adaptable women-centric model that is capable of bringing lasting social and economic change in adverse conditions.  Through our network of women's institutions, the organisation implements well-planned thematic interventions in livelihoods, gender, health, education and natural resource management, to bring about an overall improvement in the quality of rural life. 

Having impacted the lives of over 470,000 rural people, Manjari Foundation perseveres towards achieving new milestones with the belief that someone, somewhere will make a choice to support our mission and come forward to be a part of our endeavour.

'Manjari’ literally translates to “seed of Tulsi”, a sacred Indian plant. When women mobilise themselves to form institutions, they are empowered to sow their own ‘seeds of change’.

Our initiatives

Our initiatives are well-planned, comprehensive and ensure last mile delivery

Model Village

We strive to alleviate poverty and improve quality of rural life by developing 'smart villages'

Youth development

We work towards enlightening young lives through a life skill approach to education

Rural Health Care

Manjari Foundation rural health initiative is aligned with #SDG3 Good Health and Well Being

Social Enterprises

Manjari Foundation promoting social enterprises which are the drivers of local economic development in rural areas

Sustainable Livelihood

Manjari Foundation works towards promoting sustainable livelihood which aligned with #SDG8 decent work and economic growth


Manjari Foundation works towards promoting sustainable livelihood which aligned with #SDG8 decent work and economic growth

Quality Education

Manjari Foundation works towards educating the underprivileged kids and women which is aligned with #SDG4 quality education

Community Institutions

Manjari Foundation works towards promoting women led community institutions who are driver of change

Our Reach

With a mission to serve the underserved, we are working with vulnerable rural communities in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (Bundelkhand) and Uttarakhand.


Revenue Villages


Families Covered




Self Help Groups


Village Organisations



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