Vaya Finserv all set to launch MFI operations; Vikram Akula to lead
As Vaya prepares to start full-fledged operations as an NBFC-MFI, Business Standard covers plans for the future.
As Chairperson, Vikram lays out his plans for Vaya Finserv as it starts up.
Banking On Tablets In Rural India
This mini-documentary describes Vaya’s innovative usage of tablet technology to bring about financial inclusion. The use of technology makes processes easier, more efficient, and more reliable.
This article profiles Vikram when he was about to take SKS Microfinance public. It describes in detail the moral quandary faced by microfinance institutions caught between their social responsibility and the need to sustain growth through profitability, at a time when the industry was still defining itself.
Vikram discusses the question ‘How can the Millennium Development Goals for 2015 be met in the wake of the economic crisis?’ as part of a World Economic Forum panel also including Bill Gates, Jeffrey Sachs, and Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (2010).
A discussion between Vikram, founder of SKS and Chairman of Vaya, Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of Grameen Bank, and Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, about the nature of microfinance and the extent to which the profit motive and commercial financing have a place in the industry.
At Echoing Green’s Big Bold Benefit, 2013, Vikram describes his experiences with making the microfinance model scalable and sustainable enough to reach India’s masses.