As many as 500 million people in India have no form of official identification, making it difficult for them to access all kinds of public services.
Janalakshmi is an urban microfinance organization, based in Bangalore. With over a million clients, their loan business has grown fast over the past seven years.
CGAP's Tanaya Kilara travels to Bangalore to better understand how the complexity of poor people's lives affects their financial decisions.
In August 2014, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a plan for comprehensive financial inclusion, which began with setting targets for opening new bank accounts.
The Wasil Foundation, Pakistan, was named the winner in the 2013 Islamic Microfinance Challenge for providing small farmers with Sharia-compliant financing.
bKash, a mobile money service offered by BRAC bank in Bangladesh, is making it easier and cheaper for the urban poor to send money to family in rural areas, where financial
The Wasil Foundation, winner of the 2013 Islamic Microfinance Challenge, offers an alternative financing option for the country's more than 6 million smallholder farmers.
Abhishek and Abhinav Sinha created a software program that allows migrant workers in India to send money using a cell phone.
Vijay Mahajan, Chair of Basix, welcomes a new customer to Sub-K, Basix’ new agent banking service in Panchlingala, a small village in Andhra Pradesh.
This film follows Vijay Mahajan on the final days of his journey through India exploring the lives and livelihoods of the poor.