Interview with Mathew Titus, Sa-Dhan about the problems facing MFI’s

The microfinance sector has gone through several ups and downs in India. After the euphoria of exponential growth, the crisis in Andhra Pradesh and the subsequent freeze in business along with non-repayments saw many organizations going under, while many are still on the edge. Mathew Titus, executive director, Sa-Dhan, an association of microfinance institutions, talks … Continue reading “Interview with Mathew Titus, Sa-Dhan about the problems facing MFI’s”

Interview with Vijayalakshmi Das, Ananya Finance Services Pvt. Ltd

Vijayalashmi Das, Managing Director at Ananya Finance Services Pvt. Ltd. in India, talks to Larry Reed, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Vijayalashmi mentions how the financial sector in India is as vulnerable as its clients, discussing the financial crisis in India, lessons learned, and how to work with future clients. Interview with Vijaylakshmi Das, … Continue reading “Interview with Vijayalakshmi Das, Ananya Finance Services Pvt. Ltd”

Interivew with Ashok Singh : Deputy Director General UIDAI

In India, 40% of people have no means of identification. As a result, many who are entitled to receive government benefits fail to receive them. In August 2009 the Government of India initiated the Unique ID project to change that. The project is designed to enroll all 1.2 billion people who live in India, half … Continue reading “Interivew with Ashok Singh : Deputy Director General UIDAI”

Interview with Chairperson and CFO of SKS Microfinance – News Digest

Q&A: Puranam Hayagreeva Ravikumar, SKS Microfinance Puranam Hayagreeva Ravikumar, who takes over as SKS Microfinance’s new non-executive chairperson-interim with immediate effect, has also been the head of the board’s audit committee. In an interview with Rajesh Bhayani, he talks about the new strategies and business models SKS Microfinance would adopt. Edited excerpts : BS   … Continue reading “Interview with Chairperson and CFO of SKS Microfinance – News Digest”

Samit Ghosh founder of Ujjivan on present state of Microfinance in India

In this interview Samit Ghosh, CEO and Founder of Ujjivan (www.ujjivan.com), a microfinance institution based in Bangalore talks about the Urban Poor in India. He also elaborates on the role played by MFI’s in the Andhra Pradesh Microfinance Crisis. Samit Ghosh – Founder of Ujjivan – November 2011 Interview

Role of Women in Microfinance – Women’s World Banking CEO

Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking says women have emerged as key players in microfinance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the below interview she speaks about trends in the sector and elaborates on what WWB is doing to increase and improve women’s participation in microfinance. Interview Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World … Continue reading “Role of Women in Microfinance – Women’s World Banking CEO”

Interview with Dr Tara Thiagarajan – Madura Microfinance

Madura Microfinance Ltd (MMFL) has been a pioneer in the Indian microfinance sector and is one of the few MFI’s operating in the country which charged less than 20 % interest on their micro loans. (1) Madura was started in 1995 by the Dr. K.M. Thiagarajan the then Chairman and CEO of the erstwhile Bank … Continue reading “Interview with Dr Tara Thiagarajan – Madura Microfinance”