Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth Pvt. Ltd. (Ananya) is an NBFC set up by Friends of Women’s World Banking – India (FWWB) in 2009, intending to reach out to a large section of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and grass-root entities. Ananya is among the most responsible NBFCs in India with the urge and commitment to serve underserved population of India. Ananya started operations by taking over FWWB’s Wholesale Microfinance Institution lending portfolio in April, 2010. The NBFC has come a long way transforming itself from being a FI-wholesale B2B lender to a B2C Retail micro-lender.
In 2022, the company acquired a majority stake in a NBFC-MFI Prayas Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Hence, with both a NBFC and NBFC-MFI licence, the company is able to cater to the entire spectrum of individual and enterprises that form the bottom of the economic pyramid
The company focuses on Tier III and beyond geographies and through its physical branch network, it currently serves around 100,000 clients today, diversified across women microfinance and micro-enterprise clients. It has targeted to grow its clientele to 500,000 within the next 3-4 years and also build digital distribution capabilities.
“To enable every Indian woman at the bottom of the economic pyramid to have access to financial capital and enable her to be an active catalyst in the socio-economic development.”
"To create sustainable and inclusive impact by serving as a bridge between potential investors and the unbanked population of India. Establishing the bridge through creation of knowledge, research and exploring new prospects of inclusive and sustainable finance."
FIVE YEARS AGENDA
" To enable 1.7 million unbanked and underserved population of India with inclusive financial services and support for sustainable and equal development."
Details of the Debenture Trustee
Name of the Debenture Trustee: IDBI Trusteeship
Contact Details: Chief Manager, Asian Building, Ground Floor, 17, R. Kamani Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001.
Phone no. : +91 22 4080 7000
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Principal Officer under Prevention of Money Laundering Act
Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director, is the Principal Officer appointed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.
Reserve Bank of India [RBI]
Securities and Exchange Board of India