Reaching the Other 100 Million Poor in India: Case Studies in Urban Microfinance



This study combines several independent CMF studies with six prominent microfinance institutions that operate in urban areas. These case studies identify innovative practices among these institutions, including strategies used for broad basing their clients, examining the array of financial services offered to the urban poor, and discussing the challenges and opportunities that remain in urban microfinance. Six institutions are analyzed in this study, specifically: Ujjivan, SEWA Bank, Working Women’s Forum (WWF), Indian Bank’s Microsate Branch, Village Welfare Society (VWS), and Sharada’s Women’s Association for Weaker Sections (SWAWS).


Case Study

Thematic Area

Financial Well-being and Social Protection