Poverty Alleviation:

  • Mobilizing savings will empower deposits, strengthen MFIs and alleviate poverty in ways that lending alone cannot.
  • Combining micro-credit and micro-savings appears to increase income in India and Kenya.

Women Empowerment:

  • Propensity to save for marriages, schooling, emergencies AND practice of keeping savings secret from other family members spans culture, history, and geography.
  • Female borrowers tend to open extra Grameen Pension Savings a/c without the knowledge of their husbands so as to protect hard-earned savings from their whims.

Product based on lifecycle goals:

  • Poor can and do save for many reasons, including building assets and to cover expenses related to life cycle and extraordinary events.
  • Enhancing assess to savings using innovative savings products has a higher likelihood of reducing poverty.
  • Assess to savings, is the beginning of access to other formal services.

Our Initiatives

Dvara SmartGold enables households to create a financial safety net through the medium of uniquely crafted gold micro-savings plans.

They enable customers to save in small flexible instalments (SIPs) as per their cash availability. Customers can utilize their savings seamlessly at any point of time as per their requirement.

A Phygital solution to savings:

Gold as an asset class has stood the test of times, across centuries, as the preferred saving tool to protect purchasing power and household savings amongst households around the world, especially in developing countries with relatively high inflation rates and very few retirement benefits.

Dvara SmartGold offers a modern interactive digital platform that offers insights, information and an easy-to-use application for customers.

Dvara Initiatives

At A Glance

Unique Customers
of the customers are women

Jaydeep Banerjee

Dvara SmartGold
Jaydeep is Co-Founder at Dvara SmartGold. Jaydeep is a transformation professional with 30+ years of hands-on experience having worked for leading companies including Fortune 500 The Inchcape group, globally renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co. and major luxury retailers in India and overseas. He understands nuances of trade in different cultures with deep customer insights coupled with heavy transactions background, including start-up operations and planning. He carries extensive experience with companies in the Retail, Insurance and manufacturing sector. Jaydeep Holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Sydenham College.

Clemenston Varghese

Dvara SmartGold
Clemenston is Co-Founder at Dvara SmartGold. Clemenston is a banking professional with 24+ years of experience across various banks and NBFC’s that includes Suryoday Small Finance Bank, Jana Small Finance Bank, HSBC Bank & GE Capital. He has handled various Retail Assets (Secured and Unsecured Loans) and Retail Liability products during his stint and has worked across has all the major metros of India. His strength lies in setting up businesses from the scratch and building them into large teams.

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