Business as Mission
In God’s sovereignty, over 100 years ago Pandita Ramabai purchased 160 acres of land in the village of Kedgaon where the main Mukti Mission campus stands. Little did she or anyone know the PRIME property some of it was to become.
But GOD knew. A section of the land is strategically located directly in front of a very busy railway station. Walking on this property every day, thousands of people make their way to the train station entrance to get to their workplaces and then back home.
Upon this plot of ground, Mukti has constructed three Phases of an Income-Producing Property. These multi-story, brick and cement structures have spaces for businesses/offices and a bank. The rental from these spaces will provide ongoing, indigenous funds for the rising cost of Mukti’s growing ministries.
The newly constructed commercial space for our income producing project (phases 1 and 2).
The top story of the third phase of construction nears completion.
Some of the spaces will be used to create, market and sell the lovely, handmade crafts of Mukti residents: beautiful, sturdy baskets and handbags woven by blind women; candles made by the special-needs young people; handmade cards; sewn and cross-stitched items such as tablecloths, towels and napkins; fabric painted or beaded handbags, jewelry, etc. Hopefully entrepreneurial skills will surface and develop from some of the capable Mukti residents.
In Addition to the Income Producing Property
- Acres of sprawling agricultural fields bearing crops [e.g. wheat, dal (lentils, a Mukti staple), jawar, vegetables] for hundreds of Mukti residents with sale potential in prosperous harvests
- Dairy farm, producing milk for residents and marketing