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The Milaap Summit

We wanted to reach out to our readers to inform them about an upcoming conference in Delhi, organized by Milaap, which is a mission driven company changing the way people fund and impact communities in need. 

They work to connect borrowers looking to start a small business, pay for education, install better facilities in their households, and more – with people around the world willing to lend and rally their friends and family with as little as Rs. 500 ($25)

Here's their event note:

We're a social fund which provides low-cost debt financing for education, enterprise development and building essential household assets. We work with credible community partners and in less than two years, have deployed over INR 6 Crores in Karnataka, West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Mizoram.

We bring visibility to our partners among global investor communities, individuals and interest groups across the world through our curated personalized stories of borrowers, case studies and impact videos. We also provide our partners with a state-of-the-art Enterprise Information Management (EIM*) system to manage their borrower's social data.

We're inviting NGO-MFIs and livelihood organizations to participate in our first summit to learn more about how they can associate with Milaap for funding opportunities. The summit will also showcase the work of our existing partners and serve as a platform for collaboration and for forging partnerships.

Who is this for: CEO/Management of
·       NGO-MFIs
·       Livelihoods Organizations
·       Producer Groups
·       Crafts Promotion Groups
·       Skill Enhancement Organizations

*EIM is a cloud based data management solution customized to align with the operations architecture of Milaap's community partners. This system holds and analyses the social data of borrowers, & thereby aids in management decision making.


Our Partners


Find out more about our Field Partners

In case of any queries, you can also write to us at summit2013@milaap.org

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