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STEP objective is to improve the standard of living of vulnerable families. All women who use our services are called our partners . We provide them with a wide range of services to help them learn and understand how to optimize the use of their loan.


A few figures:

A group of 5 to 7 partners

First loan between RS. 1,000/-. and 8,000/-.

Loan collection every week

7 branches

46 staffs

More than 6,000 active partners

A large panel of businesses

Most of our partners are involved in the following activities:

  • Small buy and sell business: vegetables, fruits, sarees
  • Production activities: tailoring, food processing, craft industry
  • Services activities: beauty parlour, hotel, cycle repairing


slide0005_image013 Thanks to our poverty assessment tool, we could assess that amongst our partners,

  • 90 % eat fruit less than 4 times a week
  • 66 % never eat dairy products
  • 95 % do not have a health insurance
  • 63 % live with more than 3 people over 10 years old in one room
  • 58% are living in a rented room
  • 72 % do not have any family member who passed class 10.

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