The slogan of Sahakar Bharati " Based on this ideology a few women came together with a mission and established Saraswati Mahila Patsanstha in the year 1991 with the founder chair person Mrs. Suchitra Diwan. The common thread between these pioneers of Patsanstha was to alleviate women from economically deprived class and retrieve them from the clutches of money lenders. Binding all these women together is merited to Mrs. Anuja Divekar who brought her banking experience and compassionate views into action. Many more such likeminded women joined this group and started working at the residence of Mr Ramesh and Mrs Jayashree Paranjape. They voluntarily offered the Patsanstha free space till a new space was managed at Karve Road.