ESAF Microfinance is one of the leading NBFC-MFIs (Microfinance Institution) in India (RBI Reg. No.: B-07-00652). ESAF had a humble beginning in 1992 with a small office in Thrissur, Kerala, launched by a group of like minded social entrepreneurs. The inception of ESAF was propelled by the growing unemployment among the educated youth. Inspired by the success of Grameen Bank, initiated by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founders of ESAF ventured into micro-financing and creation of self sustainable groups to address the issues of poverty alleviation and employment generation...
“To be a sustainable, professionally managed and transparent institution, providing financial services, with emphasis on economic development and empowerment of the poor and the marginalized segments of the society.”
“To positively impact the lives of the neglected class across India, by offering them exclusive financial services along with livelihood development services, healthcare, education, housing and training for skill development.”