Nandini Raut, residing in the village of Hasegaon, Kallamb, at Osmanabad district in Maharashtra, is married to Vikas Raut. The couple has one daughter, Shweta, who is married, and a son named Aditya, currently in Class 11. Vikas is a construction worker in the village, and the family's financial responsibilities rest on his income.

Nandini actively participated in Project Nirmanshree, facilitated by Habitat India, which focuses on women empowerment through entrepreneurship and various training programmes. She completed a 2-day Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) training session to enhance her construction skills and engaged in the Entrepreneurship Development Programme and Group Savings (EDP&GS) training in Hasegaon village. Project Nirmanshree's Entrepreneurship Development Programme equips women with essential skills, fostering the establishment of social enterprises for sustainable economic impact.  RPL training in the construction sector provides a platform for individuals to receive formal acknowledgment and validation. This specialised training aims to enhance the capabilities of individuals within the construction industry, ensuring their expertise is recognised and contributes to their growth.

Inspired by the training, Nandini decided to start a business to contribute to her family income. She underwent Social Enterprises Training (SET) to learn how to produce high-quality detergent powder under the guidance of a trainer. With financial and technical support from Habitat India, Nandini initiated her detergent powder business. She successfully expanded her business beyond the village, involving two women from her village and five from neighbouring villages. A total of 10 women are now linked to her business, earning a commission for selling the detergent powder. These women play a crucial role in marketing Nandini's business.