Today Paytm Payments Bank announced a programme Paytm AshaKiran aimed at educating rural women about financial services by this Paytm enlighten rural women financially.
“With this program, Paytm enlighten rural women financially and these women know about the financial services and create new employment opportunities across smaller towns and cities in India’s formal banking systems,” a statement by the bank said.
In the first phase, the bank has partnered with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under its Disha project which is supported by IKEA Foundation and women-related organizations like SHEROES “to mobilize self-help groups and organize workshops” and ensured paytm enlighten rural women financially. These workshops will be held in smaller cities and towns across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
“It aims to offer skill development opportunities to Paytm enlighten rural women financially by training and certifying them to act as banking correspondents. These women can then act as a catalyst in the nationwide rollout of Paytm’s bank offerings. The bank will continue partnering with other government bodies and other such organizations to reach more women across India,” the statement added.
Paytm Payments Bank said that Paytm enlighten rural women financially over one million women within the first year of operations through entrepreneurial opportunities.