A Little World Private Limited

India Financial services

A Little World is developing and deploying technology to connect to the rural population to formal banking systems.

This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.

We are invested in A Little World Private Limited through India Financial Inclusion Fund (IFIF/Bellwether 2), which is managed by Caspian Capital Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

:
South Asia
Countries:
India
Sector

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

:
Financial services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
India Financial Inclusion Fund (IFIF/Bellwether 2)
Fund Manager:
Caspian Capital Partners
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

:
September 2008
Domicile

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

:
India