Annapurna Microfinance provides credit and insurance to entrepreneurial women in Eastern and Central India.
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
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.