IndiaWest Online reports that Unitus, Seattle and Bangalore based organization providing consulting support to MFIs, just received a $9 million grant from Omidyar Network. The grant is meant to support expansion of Unitus programs beyond India.
One of Unitus’s success stories in India is Moksha Yug Access, founded by 36-year-old Harsha Moily. MYA is based in Bagalkot, a rural district outside Bangalore. The organization partnered with Unitus in 2007, its second year of operation.
“The consultancy service from Unitus brought more efficiency to our operations which translated into lower interest rates for our borrowers,” Moily told India-West by telephone from Bagalkot. “I have access to the brightest minds at Unitus,” he said.