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Full integration of social and financial services: analysis of Parvati’s experience in Pune, India – Inter Aide Swabhimaan / 2006

By 16 January 2006September 29th, 2022  

Parvati Swayamrojgaar (Parvati) started in September 2002 with the mission to alleviate poverty in the urban slums of Pune (India). With Inter Aide’s technical and financial support, Parvati has developed a unique individual lending methodology over the years: it incorporates the delivery of sustainable financial services (Income Generation Program – IGP) to the poorest, as well as arranging for linkages with a set of family and health services (Family Development Program – FDP ; Health Mutual Fund – HMF).

This document analyzes the experience and impact of this integration.