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Uttrayan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd - Financial independence for women on low incomes

Uttrayan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Financial independence for women on low incomes

India

Uttrayan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd (UFSPL) is a non-banking finance company providing financial services in West Bengal state in eastern India.

Many people in India, especially women, live below the poverty line, and have no access to earnings and hence their food, educational and health needs remain unmet. With no access to finance, there is little chance of them improving their situation.

The UFSPL organization evolved from an existing Oikocredit partner, which recognised that in addition to social empowerment through awareness building, human rights advocacy and health and nutrition programmes, there is a strong need for economic independence.

The activities of UFSPL’s clients include small trade, the vending of fish and vegetables, tailoring and creating saris, building repairs, marriage services, education and health services.

UFSPL has been an Oikocredit partner since 2012.

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