Shodh Yatra: an Indian microfinance journey
This film follows Vijay Mahajan on the final days of his journey through India exploring the lives and livelihoods of the poor. Vijay, who is the current Chair of CGAP’s Executive Committee and Chairman of BASIX, a microfinance and livelihoods business headquartered in Hyderabad, has been on the front lines of the battle in Andhra Pradesh. His journey by foot, public transport, and by car took him across five thousand kilometers of India to meet and talk to poor borrowers, and get the real, grassroots-level answer to an existential question: has microcredit been good for the poor or bad? We accompanied him on the final days of his journey, through Andhra Pradesh.
Camera: Peter Cairns
Producer: Jeanette Thomas