Mandya Mahila Milan under the able leadership of Mary Stella, who joined in 2006 is working towards creating awareness on Savings. She was introduced to organisation by another leader from Maddur called Selvi. Twice she has visited Mumbai and has attended the annual mahila milan meeting and gain rich experience on Slum development. She started her office in Mandya in 2011. She has inspired many women to join this organization and to work for uplift of poor people.
Mary Stella focus on Social concerns in her area related to Domestic violence. She has supported many women on how to tackle the situation and face people when attacked at home.
The main problem in those are is women violence,they instructed how to face the problems and how to face people, how to handle the family and they encouraged them.
Nirmala from Halalli is working from past 4 years with Mahila Milan. She is able to add up members from 20 to 40. She was able to get proper housing, drainage, toilet facilities and drinking water issues in her areas by consistantly knocking the door or government officials. She is also member of Human Rights association.
Bhagya from P halli was introduced to the organisation by Stella in 2014. She is also the leader in the local Milk production association. On an average every member in her group has saved around 5000 rupees. Interestingly she fought for getting a land for a burial ground in her village for those people who does not have land of their own. She also faught against the people who misused a widow in Ganjam village and enabled her to get justice.
Sudha from Guthalu area is yet another leader introduced by Stella. She is with the organisation from past 5 years with 40 members under her doing savings. She is active member of Government Fair Price shop organisation and also director in Human Rights association. She organises free eye checkup and blood donation camps. Also keen in celebrating all the National festivals together.
Ningamma from Haalallikere fought against the eviction of the people staying in slums there, with the help of Mahila milan members. She also faught for tribal people in Deddelli near Madikeri, by providing them sheltors. She is also a member in police commitie and worked for liquor ban which is as social evil. She actively identify all those people who frequently booze/play cards and get them arrested/warned by police.
Ashwini(Ganjam area), Mangalagowri, kalpana(M M Kotte) and Shanthamma (Bramhapura) are also working for this organization and helping poor people to fight for their rights.