Veena Halwe's "A study to understand the saving pattern and credit needs of the tribal families of Maharashtra and Gujarat State of India"
Title of Project: "A study to understand the saving pattern and credit needs of the tribal families of Maharashtra and Gujarat State of India"
Region of research: Maharashtra and Gujarat, India
Project Summary: This study will investigate the financial flows of selected tribal communities in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat in India. An understanding of the saving pattern and the demand for credit will enable better design savings and credit mechanisms. This should include mapping the credit profile of individual families to know the nature of credit needs in the family over a period of time as well as that of the community at large.
Researcher: Veena Halwe has a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition and is working as a Program Coordinator for Microfinance and Women Empowerment Program at BAIF Development Research Foundation, a voluntary organization at Pune, India. She has 15 years of varied experience in working with organizations popularly known as Self-Help Groups, Federations in both tribal and non-tribal population across various states of India in aspects related to savings, credit, microfinance, community development programs and gender-related issues. She has also written and published books related to Self-Help Groups.