Month: March 2020

SIX PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES WOMEN MFI CLIENTS SEEK IN A CREDIT PRODUCT

By – Rahul Ranjan Sinha & Arshiya Halder Umera Devi, who rears livestock in a village barely 5 kms away from the city of Prayagraj, still uses informal sources for her credit needs frequently, in spite of being an MFI(Micro Finance Institutions) client. Many women in her village share a similar credit status with her, […]

CAN SOCIAL BUSINESSES CREATE JOBS AND HELP ACHIEVE SDGS?

The world faces three big challenges- Extreme Poverty, Unemployment, and Climate Change. Despite steady economic growth over the past three decades, over three hundred million people continue to live in poverty. Access to basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, water and sanitation, etc remains a challenge for many. In his book The World of Three Zeroes, Nobel […]

THE WOMEN BEHIND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION UNFOLDING IN INDIA’S HINTERLAND

Women in remote villages of Nagpur district are joining the digital revolution unfolding there. On a visit to Kelwad and Ghorad villages in the district earlier this week, I met women (and men) doing all kinds of financial transactions digitally- making electricity bill payments, recharging their pre-paid mobiles, depositing or withdrawing money from their bank […]