Annapurna Microfinance uses the group lending model which encourages women to partake in joint liability, not only holding each other accountable to the loan repayment but also to generating success within their individual businesses.

By providing financial and non-financial services, such as guidance to running a business in addition to credit support, women are given the opportunity to improve their socio-economic well-being.

Impact figures 2016

Number of loan clients


Percentage female clients


Percentage rural clients


Average loan amount

EUR 186

The financing from Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund aims to grow Annapurna’s agricultural activities and to assist the institution in developing the agricultural product offering.