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Friends of Women's World Banking - India

101 Sakar 1 Building
Ashram Road
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 009

Contact: Ms. Vijayalakshmi Das, CEO
Phone: 91-79-2658-4199
Fax: 91-79-2658-0119
Friends of Women's World Banking - India

FWWB combines capacity building with financial support, Its focus is on identifying small, promising MFIs and building their capacity with funding and technical assistance to graduate them to a stage where they have systems and the capacity to become sustainable financial institutions capable of reaching a large number of poor clients. FWWB has designed separate packages of services that are offered to each category of partner according to their capacity building needs. The services offered range from technical assistance t infrastructure support training and exposure visits. FWWB categorizes MFIs into general partners, Institutional Development Partners and Big Partners. IDP is further categorized into A B C depending on their overall score. FWWB strategy to identify small and promising MFIs, nurture them to GP, graduate them to IDP and enable them to transform into Big which will give them access to the formal banking sector.


Client Population

FWWB provides loan/ credit support to partner organizations that primarily on lend/ provide microfinance support to poor women both in urban and rural areas. As of March 31st 2007, FWWB has provided financial assistance to 100 partner organizations working in 14 states of India and the outreach of FWWB is 349310 borrowers and our network outreach is 5021140 women borrowers. The total member base of our partner organizations is 6417687. FWWB is planning to spread its operations in the underserved regions of northeastern India in the current financial year of 2007-2008.

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