About

MINYAAN FOUNDATION is a government registered non-profit charity foundation
established for the upliftment of widow’s, nurturing their children and also empowering other backward communities. Founded in 2015 in Bangalore Karnataka, India, Minyaan’s strength is its core potential and trustworthy team. The journey began when one fine morning a group of ladies realized that they were being displaced from their job and approached us. We conceptualized a social media platform for engaging in business from home and created a group called ‘Naari Power’. This innovative concept helped them to manage their livelihood. Later the group was renamed as ‘Minyaan Naari Power’. In 2017, the group featured and was recognised by Zee news on their Women Entrepreneurs section. The journey was on!

 “We generate fear while we sit, we overcome them by actions
– Dr. Henry Link


Vision

Provide opportunity for upliftment and empowerment of widow’s by assisting in
employability and re-establishment of her children.


Mission

We support widows in the healing process and allow them to rebuild and transform their lives encouraging them to re-engage in life.


Approach

Empowering widows to be independent

We launched Minyaan to provide economic independence to deprived widow’s, enable her to upbring her children and support sustainability. Our efforts are focused to fight against the perception and vulnerability of widows in our society. We want to ensure a life of dignity for all the widows, help her to deal with stress and financial
crisis.

Educating children of widows

We focus to create a platform to drive change and enhance learning, unlock their potentiality and make them independent. Minyaan will collaborate with other partners to impart online classes for the deserving.

Extend their health benefits

Minyaan aims at facilitating medical and insurance benefits as per the requirement.
We will collaborate for the existing schemes from the government and other reliable
source.


Team

Mrinalini Haridas

Founder

Professionally a MBA-HR (IMT) with other qualifications like PGDCA and honors in BSc. Botany. She has 25+ years of working experience with different organizations. Also, conducts online science classes for children in Jharkhand village. She started the NAARI Power group back in 2015, which later grew to be a huge success and was covered by Zee News.
Her inspiration comes from the thought – “Give back to Society”.

Sarada Madhavan

Director

She is a homemaker and a retired teacher. A devoted housewife who worked towards upliftment and growth of her family and children. She joins Minyaan in her relentless pursuit and never dying spirit of self contentment and altruistic attitude.

T. Haridasan Nair

Whole Time Director

He has more than 36 years of experience in commercial field, was a Regional Commercial and B2B Head. A post graduate in
Public Administration, he is actively involved in community outreach.

Ramesh Menon

CEO Marketing

With over 16 years of in-depth understanding of the industry and diverse experience in Coffee Day Beverages, have contributed significantly to the company’s growth across different regions and clients. Prior to joining Coffee Day Group, have held various positions with Coco-Cola India and Middle-East for a period of 13 years.

Areas of expertise are Distribution Management and Retail Management

Mridula Muralidharan

Volunteer

Neha Shalya

Volunteer

Bintu Sajith Kumar

Volunteer

Dr. Sahana

Volunteer

Suma Gangadhar Shetty

Volunteer

Bindu Pramod

Volunteer

Vineetha Ponnukuttan

Volunteer

Nalini Vasudevan

Volunteer

Sruthi Suresh

Volunteer

Sajini Anant Ram

Volunteer