Challenges

Approximately, 10% of Indians every year fall into poverty because of a hospitalisation event. Many more experience considerable financial stress or forego care.

While access to basic financial services, say a loan, is helpful to generate some emergency cash, we need more holistic solutions for families to afford healthcare on a sustainable basis.

Our Initiatives

Dvara Health Finance (DHF) is looking to address critical health financing gaps and enable access to high-quality care. The goal is to improve both financial and health outcomes.

DHF’s first product is a Health Savings Account (HSA).

With a focus on simplifying health financing, the account’s will ensure savings accumulation through automatic savings, better health for account holders and their families through regular access to general physicians and insurance being available for significant events.

HSA is being offered through select partners in Bangalore currently.

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Bindu Ananth

Founder & CEO
Bindu Ananth, Founder & CEO, Dvara Health Finance: Bindu is the Chair and Managing Trustee of Dvara Holdings (Formerly Dvara Trust). She was Board Chair of Northern Arc Capital from 2009 – 2018. Prior to this, Bindu worked in ICICI Bank's microfinance team between 2001 and 2005 and was head of the new product development team within their Rural Banking Group in 2007.

She has an under-graduate degree in Economics from Madras University and Masters Degrees from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and Harvard University's John. F. Kennedy School of Government.

Bindu has co-edited "Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households", a book published by SAGE. She has also published in the Economic and Political Weekly, OECD Trade Paper Series and the Small Enterprise Development Journal. She was a member of three RBI Committees: financial inclusion, SME finance and housing finance securitisation. She was a member of the Government of India's High-Level Committee on Women (2014-15). She was a member of the Taskforce of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (2017) and the Tamil Nadu Government’s taskforce on MSME revival (2021).

She is an Independent Director of NeoGrowth Credit, Avanti Finance, Syngenta Foundation and Lendable Credit Fund. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP. In 2017, Bindu was featured by Forbes as one of India's leading women leaders.

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