Last Post ?

 

Probably… !

Two days back, when I bought a new monthly ticket for Subway, I realized that It already has been more than a month since I came back from Patna… and what an experience it was !

When one of my colleagues told me that now I write better emails, I realized I changed myself in areas I don’t even think of !

Best way to learn is by doing, GCP provides this opportunity in best way… and then you make a difference to an organization which needs it most ! 

…so this is what you call a win-win situation for everyone involved.

It is just awesome !

Thank You for browsing through this blog.

Please feel free to drop me a line if you have anything related to GCP (or something else) in mind. Here I am… back to my desk..

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Meet the Microfinance expert: Vijay Kumar

 

Vijay Kumar, Head-Commercial-ACCION team: Vijay Kumar is an ACCION International employee on a long term deputation with Saija Finance, joined in July 2010 deputed and placed in Saija as Head of Commercial Department. He is responsible for looking after Vijaybusiness and portfolio growth. He also assists SAIJA CEO in raising finances for the company in terms of both equity and debt. Vijay brings with him strong microfinance experience ranging from Operations, New product development, Strategy & Business planning. Prior to joining Saija he worked with SKS Microfinance. He was part of the leadership team at SKS which took SKS out of Andhra Pradesh and helped grow in more than 18 states now. Vijay personally set up SKS operation in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand and scaled it further. He has also been instrumental in turning SKS from a mono-product company to multi-product company. At SKS he managed many successful product pilots and roll outs. One of it was Mobile Financing program along with Nokia and Airtel which has now been scaled to over 700 branches with more than half a million people with mobile connectivity. Vijay is Post-Graduate in Rural Management from “Institute of Rural Management Anand.” Continue reading→

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Learning curve

 

This world is so diversified – in every sense ! …some places are completely different from others.

We know about many such different places… We read about it, watch documentaries, we even sometimes travel to see such different places… but living and working with local people gives it a complete new meaning… a feeling which provides a new dimension to the way we see this world !

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Meet the Microfinance Expert: Pravin Kumar

Mr. Pravin Kumar, Head-Operations at Saija Finance, is responsible for Branch expansion, Operations, new initiatives, support, strategy formulation and leadership. He also looks after internal audit and Risk Management for Saija.Pravin Kumar

Pravin has extensive experience in Microfinance industry. Prior to joining Saija He worked with some of the leading MFIs in India including SHARE Microfin and Ujjivan, where he was involved in various operation like microfinance program launch, branch replications, Business development, Portfolio audit, product management etc, for both individual lending and Grameen-model of group lending. He joined Accion and Saija from ICICI bank where he was working in microfinance division for eastern regions of India.

Pravin holds a management degree from Xavier Institute of Management, India. Continue reading→

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Glimpses of Kolkata and Sundarbans

 

Sundarbans is delta region of two of the longest rivers in world Ganges and Brahamputra. It is largest tidal Mangrove forest, which spread across borders of India and Bangadesh. Famous for its natural richness, bio-diversity and especially for royal Bengal tigers.  This is only place in world where tigers still roam freely (sadly very few of them are left now). Continue reading→

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