Women power at its fundamental best

Ten-year old Sahachari Foundation has thus far helped over 20 charitable organisations. Going forward, the Foundation’s powerful team of 18 women aims to support more NGOs across the length and breadth of the country and even plans on going international. Braving the monsoon in Mumbai is not for the faint hearted. When I landed mid-week, it was raining the proverbial cats, dogs… Read more »

At The Heart Of Financial Inclusion

India’s leading financial inclusion platform, IFMR Holdings, has fought hard to draw attention to the positives of running a microfinance business in India. With its recent influx of funding from international firms and the launch of its second alternative investment fund, the company continues to strive for financial inclusion across India

Farming the right idea

Though an agricultural economy, Indian harvesting and post harvesting technology is quite outdated. Aspada Investments-backed LEAF aims to correct this while simultaneously benefiting the farmers and the consumers.

Low cost loans for micro-entrepreneurs

Inspired by Kiva’s model in the US, Rangan Varadan started MicroGraam in 2010, with the aim of empowering rural micro-entrepreneurs with access to loans from socially minded investors. By 2020 the organisation aspires to have touched the lives of 60,000 borrowers by lending Rs. 150 crore…

Diamonds in India’s rough

Madan Padaki believes that today’s rural youth has raw talent, entrepreneurial spirit, global aspirations and access to technology. Through Head Held High, he aims to provide them with the right opportunities and eradicate rural poverty in the long run