Monthly status as on September  2019

  • States - 12
  • Districts - 168
  • Branches - 1149
  • Municipalities - 2,695
  • Villages - 12,785
  • Beneficiaries - 23,64,064
  • Staff - 2,416


2005 -2006
2006 March Pro Poor Innovation Challenge (PPIC) Award conferred upon Bandhan by The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), an affiliate of the World Bank
Launch of 'Targeting the Hard Core Poor' (THP) Program
2006 -2007
2007 January Inauguration of 'Bandhan Health Program' (BHP)
2007 -2008
2007 September Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder, Bandhan elected as Senior Ashoka Fellow
December Bandhan ranked 1st in India and 2nd in the world as per the Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Microfinance Institutions
2008 February Launch of Bandhan's non-formal primary Education Program (BEP)
March Skoch Challenger Award conferred upon Bandhan for Financial Inclusion
2008 -2009
2008 August Commencement of 'Bandhan Livelihood Program' (BLP)
2009 -2010
2009 June Graduation of first batch of hard core poor beneficiaries to mainstream finance
Launch of ‘Employing the Unemployed Progam’ (EUP) to address the issue of unemployment
October Bandhan bagged the 'Micro Finance India Award 2009' in the category of 'Institution of the Year'
2010 -2011
2010 November Expansion of development programs (THP & BHP) to underdeveloped states of North East
2011 January Skoch Financial Inclusion Award conferred upon Bandhan
In order to address the issue of unemployment, Bandhan launched a program for developing women as cab drivers
August Launch of ABHA(Axis Bank Bandhan Holistic Assistance) program
2011 -2012
2012 January Skoch Financial Inclusion Award conferred upon Bandhan for it's initiative in the domain of education