A Preliminary Exploration
Report compiled by Binit Rath, Minakshi Ramji and Alexandra Kobishyn
Published or the Microfnance India Summit, October 2009
Thanks are due to Dan Kop, a ormer Research Associate at the Centre or MicroFinance (CMF), and Upamanyu Dash (Summer Intern 2009, IIFM) who was closely involved in the Orissa case study. The entire research team expresses its gratitudeto the sta at FINO, A Little World (ALW), BASIX and Adhikar who enthusiastically participated in the study. Special thanks to Justin Oliver, Executive Director at CMF,who oered encouragement and help or the study.N.B: The feldwork or this study was conducted by Binit Rath, a student at IFMRwho was part o CMF’s Total Immersion Programme in Finance and Development (TIP/FD). His work was under the guidance o Minakshi Ramji, a Senior Researcher within the Sector Wide and Policy (SWAP) team. Alexandra Kobishyn, AmulyaChampatiray, members o the Knowledge Management team, and Lakshmi Krish-nan, Programme Head, contributed to the preparation o this report.