ATIA Economic Development Programme, India

Inter Aide works in close co-operation with local NGOs, the ultimate goal being that families living in the slums become 100% autonomous over time, creating revenue through small businesses.

Together with its partners, ATIA continues to help small businesses grow, granting loans and providing training. More than 25,300 borrowers were trained in business and family budget planning. More than 10,000 families are members of the health mutual fund (a health insurance scheme that’s mandatory for productive loans) and 9,400 families have a savings account.

In 2016, ATIA and the foundation Social Action Implementation (SAI) continued to provide financial and social services to poor families in the Mumbai suburbs, nudging them to become more autonomous. At the end of 2016, there were 2,033 ongoing micro-entrepreneurs. In 2016, SAI disbursed 2,206 productive loans systematically combined with financial and economic education, savings and health micro-insurance services. Moreover, 292 micro-entrepreneurs started intensive business development training.

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Key figures

  • 2,206

    loans distributed in 2016

  • 2,033

    micro-entrepreneurs supported in 2016

  • 292

    entrepreneurs started business training

2,206 loans distributed in 2016
2,033 micro-entrepreneurs supported in 2016
292 entrepreneurs started business training

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