Bhubaneswar, Mar 14: Spice Money, India’s leading rural fintech, will be working with Yes Bank, under Government of Odisha’s Mission Shakti, to empower the rural women entrepreneurs in the state by turning them into business correspondent agents (BCA) on the Spice Money network. Yes Bank has been appointed by the Government of Odisha as a partner bank under Mission Shakti.
Spice Money is currently in the forefront to create more than 400 BCs by March 31, 2021, who are part of women Self Help Groups (SHG). The company aims to onboard more than 2000 SHGs that would ultimately enable them to become Business Correspondents in Spice Money’s women Adhikari network.
Mission Shakti is an exclusive initiative undertaken by the Government of Odisha under the Women and Child Development (W&CD) department. It engages with women Self Help Groups across the state for the economic and social development of the rural women.
Dilip Modi, founder of Spice Money, said, “Rural women are an untapped group of economic and financial growth. Their low participation in entrepreneurship can be attributed not only to social barriers but also to lack of mentorship, financial resources and limited mobility. Through this project, we want to encourage more home-based women entrepreneurs to actively participate in furthering the cause of financial inclusion in India’s hinterlands. We are excited to be part of Mission Shakti to engage women SHGs as BCAs in FY2020-21. We are currently targeting to create more than 400 BC points in the unbanked GPs of Odisha by end of this month.”