Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Future of development in India

We strongly believe that solution for poverty and social problems in India has two major solutions, namely, Micro-finance and Social Enterprises. Micro-finance includes micro-credit, micro-savings, micro-insurance, micro-pension and micro-health. Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs and Enterprise Development is key for rural India. The for-profit business model with social ethics and values is the solution. Grant making is required but is not going to help solve the issues at a large scale that India requires.

Catalyst - Social Development Consultants P Ltd
Linux Bazar

List of Micro-finance (MF) funds

MicroVest I
The Dignity Fund
The Calvert Social Investment Foundation
Bellwether Fund

If you know of any other MF Fund, please list it here.