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P. Uday Shankar
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  • Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
  • India
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Profile Information

What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development
Represent:
Organization
Name of Company / Organization:
Ashwatham
What is your current job title / department?
Presently associated with an NGO Ashwatham and I am specialising in Water and Sanitation. I am of the strong view that we can find a lasting solution to the sanitation problems of many countries can be found through Sanitation- Microfinance.
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
My past experience is in the main areas of Agriculture, Development Banking, Microfinance, and Water & Sanitation. I would only be too pleased to share my views on these lines.

MY BLOGS

This is an open invitation to members of Development Crossing to visit my Blogs:

1) microMUSINGS : Here I share my three decade experiences in agriculture, rural development, rural banking and microfinance.

2) Housing the Poor : Here I share my ten years experience in Housing Microfinance.

P. Uday Shankar's Blog

Social Intermediation in Microfinance - Reminiscences of a Microfinance Practitioner

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 1:48am 2 Comments

Microfinance was just making an entry in many parts of India when I was part of a small team of social entrepreneurs which was assigned the onerous task of extending microfinancial services through a Microfinance Institution (MFI) to already established Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the district of Kanyakumari in the state of Tamilnadu in India in 1998. Despite the high literacy levels and a conspicuous predominance of branches of banks in the district, the poor women members of the SHGs were not… Continue

Comment Wall (25 comments)

At 7:38pm on September 18, 2008, Jade Cherry said…
I am currently researching in the possible use of Microfinance as a tool to solving water and sanitation problems. I would like to know your thoughts, ideas, and vision for microfinance in this area.
At 10:58pm on September 24, 2008, Ravi Pratap Shahi said…
In my opinion the allocation from the stae as well as the centre in sanitation and drinking water is very large, but the main portion of it is being either spent on the establishment or being returned back.
The long range solution will be to mobalise this resource by contineously persuing and asking from inormation under RTI act 2005.
The short term solution will be to ask for help from your friends and known people and start one small project near your area. The Sulabh International has done wonderful job in sanitation and I think you can contact them for guidence.
At 10:22am on September 25, 2008, Prasanna Mishra said…
Micro finance would certainly be a very effective tool for sanitation sector. I am interested to know a bit more about your experience in this area.
At 11:00pm on October 9, 2008, Gillani Syed Kashif said…
Helloo, thanks for the friendship offer, yes we have developed a loan tracking system for the MFIs, this program providing many management reports. If you are interested give me your email i will send you some more details about this program. my email is gillani10@hotmail.com.
take care and have a nice time.

Best regards,
At 9:51am on October 16, 2008, Bhavana Srivastava said…
I am Now Assistant General Manager at SIDBI, Lucknow. Still at HO. But we plan to open specialised MF branches, one of them being at LKO. And I have been identified to head the branch. So I am busy with both assignments at the moment. What about you? Do write back.

regards
Bhavana
At 7:00am on November 25, 2008, Abhishek Pandya said…
dear Sir, I Abhishek Pandya a Microfinance Practitioners eager to learn with you about more on Microfinance.
At 6:52am on November 26, 2008, rudolf nartey said…
sir i wish you can help us get some funds for our youth in beading project in Ghana.
reply
brother ruddy
kamsgh@yahoo.com
At 11:43am on November 26, 2008, Abhishek Pandya said…
Thanks i Wish for the same
At 11:43am on November 26, 2008, Abhishek Pandya said…
With your all Valuable Guidance
At 1:38pm on November 26, 2008, Gillani Syed Kashif said…
Hi, thanks for showing interest, can you give me your email address where i can sent the detail or reports of this tracking system, my address is gillani10@hotmail.com

thanks and best regards,
Gillani

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