This Women Healing the World Meetup will explore microfinance options with the possibility of beginning something here in BCS. We will also be viewing the Medha Samant TEDx Talk, the Story of Annapurna Pariwar Microfinance to Empowerment.
Leaving aside the comforts of a bank job and the secure environs of her home, Dr. Medha Purao Samant decided to devote her life to uplift the poor and downtrodden slum women. In 1993, she made up her mind to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Padmashree Prematai Purao who had founded the Annapurna Mahila Mandal way back in 1975 with the main objective of making loans available to the inn-workers. Annapurna Pariwar’s main objective is to empower the poor by providing a comprehensive solution to poverty — resulting in an all-round development in terms of finance, health, education and old-age pension.
See below for links to some microfinance organizations.
Hope to see you!
Mary Sue Rabe