In 2004, Mann Deshi Bank lobbied the Revenue Department of Maharashtra to add women's names to property papers.
Now Maharashtra officially recognizes a woman's right to household property.
Official property ownership means that a husband can neither sell his wife's property without her consent nor claim it as his own in case of divorce.
Among our own clients, if a woman can afford to back her loan with property, we offer her a rebate to become co-owner with her husband.
Female property ownership is a cornerstone in our empowerment efforts.