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CRISIL Foundation in partnership with Assam-based NGO Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) targets rural women with limited access to financial resources through the programme ‘Mein Pragati’.

Created from fieldwork and research on effective adult learning, Mein Pragati supports financial literacy and empowerment through six months of self-help group (SHG) trainings, workshops, and community meetings.

The trainings encourage women to monitor expenses, set financial goals, and use formal financial services. Trained community members called ‘Mitras’ and ‘Sakhis’ hold community meetings and are available to answer questions.

Currently, the programme works in 500 villages across six districts in Assam. CRISIL Foundation’s goal is to impact 100,000 women in Assam through Mein Pragati while continuing to expand in other states across India.



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