IndusInd Bank to raise USD 150 Mn loan from DFC to support women entrepreneurs

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Kolkata, Oct 21 : IndusInd Bank on Friday announced that it has executed a commitment letter with the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for a loan worth USD 150 Mn.
The Bank plans to use the proceeds of this loan to expand the Bank’s microfinance lending for the women borrowers in rural communities of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.

Under this program, IndusInd Bank aims at boosting access to finance for women borrowers, as
well as uplifting the livelihoods of these women and their families. This project advances DFC and
the Bank’s commitment in economically empowering women customers.

Sumant Kathpalia, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IndusInd Bank, said, “At IndusInd Bank, we are committed to the cause of fostering financial inclusion and making credit available in large swathes of unbanked and underbanked India. This program aligns with the
Bank’s philosophy and focus to inculcate gender inclusion and empower the women entrepreneurs. This also marks a significant milestone for the Bank and shows the continued trust of the global investors in the Bank’s focus on sustainable growth.”


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