CSSP

Microfinance

As Shakti Foundation’s largest initiative, its Microfinance Program is aimed at ultra-poor urban women within Bangladesh. This program envisions a society where women learn to trust and apply their potential effectively without being constrained by societal limitations.

Since its inception in 1992, the Microfinance program now covers 410 branches across 54 districts, supporting almost 500,000 women. Its clients have received monetary, management, and moral support to become entrepreneurs and skilled workers.

Members are recognized as legal beneficiaries of our organization. They are trained and equipped with necessary and relevant skills, from learning how to sign their own name to opening a savings account. They are also comprehensively educated on all aspects of managing a loan. 

The Microfinance program offers a number of services.

MICRO LOAN

Micro Loan schemes are the primary financial support to our members. All members of the Shakti Foundation are eligible for this loan, provided they meet the membership criteria and utilize their loans for income-generating activities. A range is allocated for the scheme with repayments made on a weekly basis.

MICRO ENTERPRISE LOAN

Micro Loan schemes are the primary financial support to our members. All members of the Shakti Foundation are eligible for this loan, provided they meet the membership criteria and utilize their loans for income-generating activities. A range is allocated for the scheme with repayments made on a weekly basis.