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.
About the Researcher(s)
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.
Synopsis of Research Results
Link to Veena Halwe's "A study to understand the saving pattern and credit needs of the tribal families
of Maharashtra and Gujarat State of India"