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Sa-Dhan, the oldest and largest association of community development finance institutions, came into being on July 21, 1999 with a mission to support and strengthen the financial inclusion agenda in India. It helps its member institutions to better serve low-income households, particularly women, in both rural and urban India, in their quest for establishing stable livelihoods and improving quality of life. Sa-Dhan has 225 members reaching out to 33 states/UTs and 593 districts; it includes SHG promoting institutions, MFIs (For Profit and Not For Profit), banks, rating agencies, capacity building institutions etc. Sa-Dhan’s members follow diverse legal forms & operating models to reach out to approximately 46 million clients with loan outstanding of more than ₹1,15,159 crores. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recognized Sa-Dhan as a Self Regulatory Organisation for the Microfinance Sector. Sa-Dhan is also recognized as National Support Organization (NSO) by National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). ...more

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