Social entrepreneur; microfinance banker; economist; farmer; activist. Since 1986, works with marginalized communities. Founder and President, Mann Deshi Mahila Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation. Yale World Fellow. Since 2006, has partnered with global orgs to develop corporate community partnership programmes that allow the corporate sector in the US and Europe to gain a unique view of the impact that microfinance initiatives have on the local rural population. Recipient, honours and awards, including: Social Entrepreneur of the Year for India, Ministry of Finance of India (2013).