Annapurna Pariwar Micro Insurance Model: Unsecured to Secured

Impact through Empowerment is a series of three webinars that showcase the work of Annapurna Pariwar, a group of six developmental organisations devoted to empowering poor women in the slums of Pune and Mumbai. The goal of Annapurna Pariwar is to ensure smiles on the faces of poor working women.The webinars will trace the journey […]

Annapurna Pariwar: Microfinance Model – From No Assets to Creation of Assets

Dr. Medha Purao Samant, founder of Annapurna Pariwar had left her job in Bank of India in 1993 to give collateral-free loans to the vegetable vendors who were being exploited by the money lenders by giving them loans for their working capital at exorbitant rates of interest.An experiment giving collateral-free loans to 9 vegetable vendors […]