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Release of the Kannada version of the book “Financial Literacy for Poor Women”

Release of the Kannada version of the book “Financial Literacy for Poor Women”

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Financial literacy is especially essential for the SHG members for effective management of SHGs. For capacity building of SHGs the facilitators need a hands-on guide on Financial Literacy. Indian School of Microfinance for Poor Women (ISMW), an Ahmadabad based organization, had brought out six booklets entitled Financial Literacy for Poor Women in English. This has been translated into Kannada by Initiatives for Development Foundation, Bangalore with financial assistance from NABARD, Bangalore. The Kannada version was released by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Das of ISMW in a simple function at NABARD regional office, Bangalore held on 01 September 2010. The function was chaired by Dr. Venkatesh Tagat, CGM, NABARD. Representatives from women SHGs, […]

VYAPTI Workshop

VYAPTI Workshop

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

To bring in Financial Inclusion, as per the policy initiatives of RBI, Banks can engage NGOs to provide services as Business Facilitator (BF) or Business Correspondent (BC). The BC/BF working with the financially excluded community shall bring them under banking fold through enabling processes. IDF took steps to partner as BC/BF of SBI subsequent to the workshop titled ‘VYAPTI’ held during 2008. This workshop focused on roles and responsibilities of NGOs as BC/BF in Financial inclusion. The Workshop was cosponsored by Hivos, SBI along with other financial institutions. The workshop pointed to the need for developing a scalable and replicable financial inclusion process bringing the financially excluded into the banking […]