Tag: Equitas

Surprising results with homeless pilot in Chennai

March 26, 2012 Unitus Labs, Update

Unitus Labs has published the fifth and final case study from the Sorenson-Unitus Ultra Poor Initiative, a report that explores how the Equitas Bird’s Nest pilot was able to successfully stabilize housing for extremely poor homeless families in Chennai, India. Equitas Development Initiatives Trust (EDIT) launched the program in 2009 with a simple premise –… Read more >

Equitas Program Empowers the Differently Abled

May 1, 2010 Unitus Labs, Update

Believing a physical challenge should not automatically create a financial one, Indian partner Equitas launched a program in late 2008 to encourage participation by the differently abled in local microfinance activities. A year later, after putting aside traditional notions of their role in their communities, a representative sample of differently abled Equitas members in Chennai… Read more >

Innovation in Action: Equitas

September 1, 2009 Unitus Labs, Update

A Unitus partner since September 2007, Equitas, based in Chennai, India, is one of the fastest-growing MFIs in India. In just over 20 months of operations, the young MFI has reached more than 500,000 clients. The bedrock of Equitas’s scalability is its approach of delivering efficient back-office support to its branch teams. Equitas has established a… Read more >

Unitus Welcomes New Partners

April 15, 2008 Press Release, Unitus Labs

Unitus Welcomes Four New MFI Partners Unitus is pleased to welcome the addition of four new India-based microfinance institution (MFI) partners to the Unitus network. Ajiwika Society, Equitas (formerly UPDB), Mimo Finance, and Samhita bring a variety of market insight, business models, and core strengths to our network of 21 MFI partners around the world.… Read more >