About Us

RACHANA undertakes various programs in the field of women and children empowerment, covering vital aspects of Education and Health.

Mission and Vision:

Restructuring a society with equal rights and opportunity for development and free from any discrimination.

To mobilize communities and facilitate the process of empowerment of rural women and development of children.

Geographical coverage

Rachana reaches over 150 villages and hamlets in Haveli, Velhe, Mulshi and Bhor Tehsils of Pune District, Maharashtra state, India, spread over a large hilly area. Rachana is also associated with national and regional network which works on health related policy and implementation aspects.

Area of focus

Rachana undertakes various programs in the field of Rural Community development, covering vital aspects of Education, Health; focusing on Women and Children empowerment.

Philosophy of RACHANA

In the year 1989 a small group of friends with social commitment and involved with various development work started exploring the idea for working in the rural environment for creating a community free from any discrimination and equal opportunity for all.

They interacted with the villagers in a hilly region of Maharashtra State in India. Similar to rural environment in other parts of India, these villages are also far away from the process of development. The scenario for the downtrodden womenfolk and children is abysmal.

The group decided to work under a single umbrella with a focus to mobilize communities and facilitate the process of empowerment of rural women and development of children. And with this determination Rachana was founded. One of the group members Ms. Swati Chavan decided to work full time and is leading RACHANA.