Thursday, June 26, 2008

Microcredit for slum dwellers in Delhi

A Government of India Press Release says, a bunch of Government owned banks have come together "to provide loans at reasonable rates of interest to the slum dwellers of Ekta Vihar in Delhi".

The banks involved in the lending are "Andhra Bank, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank and Vijaya Bank."

The self help group involved in managing the lending is "ASHA Community Health and Development Society, an NGO working in health and development of slum areas."

The press release also says that the borrowers are eligible for life insurance cover from LIC.

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