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This collaboration will help GFI reach out more effectively with financial services to disadvantaged sections of the population via a multi-stakeholder approach and be part of the policy dialogue around financial inclusion in India . Chandni Ohri put in perspective GFI’s initiation into the MFIN network in this interview, published in the October 2014 issue of MFInclusion. Continue Reading(…)
Our first blog post in this series talked about the key items that Non Banking Financial Institution (NBFC)-Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) should negotiate with banking partners to ensure a long-term, sustainable partnership that furthers the financial inclusion goals of both parties. We now turn our attention to the internal changes that these MFIs must make to become effective Business Correspondents (BCs). Continue Reading(…)
Acumen and Grameen Foundation’s Ziqitza Study is selected as the Editor’s choice report for the “Practitioner’s hub for Inclusive Business”
Acumen and Grameen Foundation recently collaborated to study the poverty profile of clients of Ziqitza Health Care Ltd, a social enterprise providing emergency ambulance services, and better understand what factors might drive its outreach to the poor. The study has been selected as the Editor’s choice report for the “Practitioner’s hub for Inclusive Business”.Continue Reading(…)
Mumbai, India, Sept. 10, 2014 - Acumen, a leading social impact investor addressing poverty across Africa and South Asia, together with Grameen Foundation India recently partnered to better understand caller poverty levels for Ziqitza Health Care Limited, an Acumen investee providing emergency ambulance services in India. Continue Reading(…)
New Delhi, India, Sept. 5, 2014 – Grameen Foundation has received a grant from Citi Foundation to deliver integrated mobile financial services and mobile financial education to expand financial inclusion in India. The program will be managed by Grameen Foundation India (GFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation. Continue Reading(…)
In recent announcements, the government of India has unveiled ambitious financial inclusion plans of which the Business Correspondent (BC) model is a key piece. Over the next several weeks, Grameen Foundation India (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation) will post a series of blogs that discuss this model and how to make it work for promoting financial inclusion in India. Continue Reading(…)
Acche din for the financially excluded or too much din?- Vikram Gandhi & Chandni Ohri, Business Standard, August 20, 2014
Interview of Chandni Ohri, CEO, Grameen Foundation India, in the Summit Bulletin published by the organisers of Microfinance India Conference 2013
This compendium of Discussion papers documents the experiences of BC practitioners working in the field in order to share their experiences, brainstorm solutions to operational challenges that are within the purview of the existing regulatory norms, and also highlight the macro issues that require policy amendments from the regulators and banks.
12 Nov 2013
This Case Study on Channel Innovation explores how Cashpor transformed from a MFI to a MFI-BC to provide multiple financial services to the poor.
12 Nov 2013
This case study analyzes Cashpor’s Business Correspondent (BC) model and describes the infrastructure used to deliver the BC services. It studies the financial viability and strengths of Cashpor’s business model and attempts to arrive at some general principles that BCs could adopt in order to attain financial viability.
12 Nov 2013
It is estimated that at a country level, 80% of the the 100 million bank accounts (NFAs) opened for the poor opened become dormant. This case study talks about Cashpor/ GFI’s experience in managing dormancy in savings accounts opened by Cashpor as a Business Correspondent- Today Cashpor is serving more than 133,000 savers with dormancy rates in the range of just 20%.
25 July 2013
Titled ‘A Poverty Lens on Financial Inclusion’, this report is an initiative of Grameen Foundation India in partnership with EDA to understand the poverty profile of microfinance clients in the state of Karnataka, with an aim to get better insights and an understanding of the outreach of microfinance in the state.
04 July 2013