Swadhaar FinServe

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team leading...

Searching for cows on my first day in Mumbai

Searching for cows on my first day in Mumbai

I wonder, on my first day wandering some streets of Mumbai, how the India of 2014 compares to the India of...

First Impressions

First Impressions

“This is hotter than bikram yoga.” That is the first thing I think when stepping out of the Mumbai International...

Little card, big difference

Little card, big difference

Groups of women in brightly colored clothing gather on mats in the tiny back office at the Meghwadi branch of...

My Take on the Microfinance Ecosystem

My Take on the Microfinance Ecosystem

After more than two months in Mumbai, it’s time for me to lay on paper some general considerations about microfinance...

My last day in the field (part 2)

My last day in the field (part 2)

On coming back from a financial literacy training in the Shivaji Nagar slum area, I pay a visit to the...

Something’s cooking

Something’s cooking

I had the pleasure to meet again with the staff of the Swadhaar Meghwadi branch. You may remember that I...

Financial Education in Action!

Financial Education in Action!

One of the most exciting aspects of coming to Mumbai as an Accion Ambassador has been getting to interact with...

Swadhaar FinAccess: The importance of financial education

Swadhaar FinAccess: The importance of financial education

You may have read the blog posts by Jessica and Charlene, Accion Ambassadors working at Swadhaar FinServe. FinServe is a...

Bridging Access and Education

Bridging Access and Education

Two foundational pillars of the effort towards financial inclusion are undoubtedly access and education. Swadhaar’s two operational arms work under...