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Trekking Around India to Track Our Impact

We recently returned from a trip to India, where we had the privilege of visiting some of Calvert Foundation’s current and past borrowers. We visited several social enterprises and met dedicated individuals working tirelessly to improve life for communities at the base of the pyramid. Their activities span a range of sectors, including healthcare, education, clean energy and more; and they rely on flexible debt capital to grow their businesses. In partnership with non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in India, Calvert Foundation is channeling investor dollars to these enterprises through the India Investment Initiative.

Our borrower visits (which you’ll hear more about in the upcoming weeks) included:

  • A hospital run by Sankara Eye Foundation, which provides free and affordable eye care

  • Two schools that receive funding through Varthana, an affordable private school lender

  • Several social enterprises in Intellegrow’s portfolio, a NBFC that provides responsive debt capital to small and growing businesses

This trip was a great opportunity to see first-hand how our investors’ capital contributes to the success of our portfolio partners. We are excited to facilitate the opportunity to make an impact for all levels of investors in the U.S., who can join us in supporting these partners through the India Investment Initiative with as little as $20.

Stay tuned for more detailed coverage of our visits with our outstanding India Investment Initiative borrowers over the next several weeks!