Chetna Gala Sinha is the founder of Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank, India’s first bank for and by rural women. In this first part of an extended exclusive interview with ‘India Global Business’, she discusses opportunities and challenges within social finance in India, helping rural communities through Covid-19 and bridging the gender gap.
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