Arohan Financial Services Ltd

India Financial services

Arohan is a microfinance institution providing group and individual credit products to the population in the Eastern part of India – West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

  • Active
  • Exited

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.

Lok Capital LLC

We are invested in Arohan Financial Services Ltd through Lok Capital LLC, which is managed by Lok Capital. 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:
Lok Capital LLC
Fund Manager:
Lok Capital
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

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.

India Financial Inclusion Fund (IFIF/Bellwether 2)

We are invested in Arohan Financial Services Ltd 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

:
April 2010
Domicile

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

:
India

Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited

We are invested in Arohan Financial Services Ltd through Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited, which is managed by Aavishkaar Goodwell. 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:
Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited
Fund Manager:
Aavishkaar Goodwell
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 2012
Domicile

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

:
India