ASA International India Microfinance Limited is a microfinance institution incorporated under the Indian Companies Act and registered with Reserve Bank of India as an NBFC-MFI. We are a subsidiary of ASA International, one of the world’s largest international microfinance institutions in the world. We commenced our lending services in 2008.
Besides engaging in microfinance, we also reach out to economically challenged families, improving the quality of life of the underprivileged by providing services in the field of healthcare, hygiene and education. We follow the highly effective methodology of ASA Bangladesh that has established efficiency across the globe in poverty alleviation.
With its head-office in Kolkata (West Bengal), the institution aims to simplify, broaden and expediate microfinance facilities to narrow the huge gap between demand and supply in India’s microfinance market.
Reducing poverty by improving the lives of the underprivileged with a key focus on female entrepreneurs.
We have a strong commitment to financial inclusion and socio-economic progress.
STRATEGY AND OBJECTIVE
Providing microfinance loans for business purpose to low-income entrepreneurs with the objective to improve financial inclusion and realise socioeconomic progress. Our loans provide an alternative to low income entrepreneurs without access to credit from traditional banks. We provide these loans using the ASA Model. The ASA Model was introduced by Md. Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, co-founder of ASA International, who sadly passed away in February 2021. Read more about our co-founder and tributes to his contribution here.
We believe in establishing trust through transparency.
- We adhere to high importance in our capacity to innovate.
- We treasure our integrity and professionalism.
- We work with constant eagerness and diligence.