Madura Micro Finance has received an investment by Unitus Equity Fund to ramp up their offerings to women self help groups (SHGs) in rural India.
Madura Micro Finance will use UEF’s funding to increase its management bandwidth and institutional capacity as well as continue to expand its customer base, which is comprised primarily of women. The firm’s central financing product is a group loan to self help groups (SHGs) which are formed and trained through its partner organization, Microcredit Foundation of India. These SHGs undergo training in good financial practice and business skills before being considered eligible for MMFLs loans. Madura does not post to the MIX database. It reported USD 35 million in disbursements in 2007, and an SHG member base of 500,000.