Competition Recap

Inclusion Plus India Winners

Inclusion Plus identified over 100 innovative solutions working to improve access to quality financial services in India. Five finalists competed at the final event on April 28, 2017, and our judges voted on the winners. See their projects below.

First Place | Granted $100,000 USD

Swadhaar FinAccess

The Swadhaar Group is creating an Android-based illustrative money management tool to be used on low-cost smartphones by sub-illiterate groups, allowing users to track their financials and save money.

Second Place | Granted $30,000 USD


Artoo enables MSME lenders to effectively serve a borrower base with limited digital footprints by equipping the field agent with cutting-edge technology at the borrower’s doorstep, making the most of the technology and the human being, to reduce anxiety and deepen financial inclusion.

Third Place | Granted $10,000 USD
+ People’s Choice

Shram Sarathi

Shram Sarathi is a financial services institution that offers micro-loans, insurance, pension, and savings to migrant communities. The lending model offers loans that give seasonal migrant workers the right combination of financial services and social protection.

Runner-Up | Granted $3,500 USD

Jana Urban Space Foundation

Jana Urban Space Foundation (JUSP) works to improve public spaces and infrastructure through urban design and planning.

Runner-Up | Granted $3,500 USD


Suvidhaa Nanocredit offers an instant credit facility to the bottom-of-the-pyramid segment with little or no credit history. Their rich transaction repository is mapped with Aadhaar’s “Know Your Customer” process.

What was the impact of Inclusion Plus India?




Associate Volunteer Hours


Million Social Media Impressions


Mentor Volunteers


Judge Volunteers


Final Event Attendees

Final Event Gallery

Thank you to our MetLife mentors.

Shampa Das, Senior Manager of Organisational Effectiveness, was the PNB MetLife Mentor to India’s 2nd runner-up, Shram Sarathi. Hear about the mentor experience from her and her mentee, Rupal Kulkarni, CEO and Founder of Shram Sarathi.