Micro focus, macro aspiration

Why Bandhan Bank believes its microfinance focus will help it succeed as a universal bank

Photographs by Sandipan Chatterjee

Rupali Das has been a borrower from Bandhan Bank for the past six years. She earns her living by selling teddy bears in and around Rajpur, a small town in Madhya Pradesh. Das was earlier selling plastic corks, but it was not a lucrative business. In 2012, she started selling teddy bears and now makes a profit of Rs.17,000-18,000 every month.