Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

Welcome to CSD

CSD is the first licensed NGO MFI. It is the pioneer of the microfinance service providers of Nepal based on collateral free loan and women exclusive clients. It initiated Self-help Banking Program (SBP), a microfinance program, in 1993. In the year 2011 CSD transferred its microfinance portfolio to the Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. Since then it concentrated mainly on the capacity building of MFIs and Cooperatives. From the year 2013 it decided to shift its focus to the activities like providing training on various facets of microfinance and cooperatives based on their staff and clients need, conducting more...

CSD Celebrated 26th Anniversary

On August 12, 2017 (Shrawan 28, 2074) the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD) completed 26 years of its establishment. Passing through a lot of hardships it has been able to establish its cherished principles.
The celebration was made in a joy and cozy environment without any formal program. The occasion was just a get together of CSD board officials, promoters, members, ex and current staff and well wishers. CSD has re-dedicated itself to the cause of the poor, the development of the poor people through the right setting of the mind and actions of the institutions so committed to discharge socio-economic services more...

CSD appoints its Executive Chief

CSD has appointed Mr. Bechan Giri as the new Executive Chief effective from December 26, 2017. Mr. Giri’s appointment comes with the resignation of former Executive Chief of CSD, Mr. Shanker Nath Kapali on health ground.

Mr. Giri has a rich and diverse experience of commercial banking, agriculture finance, research and microfinance. He worked for 27 years at the Nepal Bank Ltd., with the last position as the Deputy General Manager. He had also led NADEP Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Ltd. as the CEO for a short period of time. During his initial years, Mr. Giri also worked at the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of more...

CSD Convenes its 26th Annual General Meeting

The pioneer microfinance institution of Nepal, the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD) convened its 26th Annual General Meeting on October 8, 2017 amidst its members, both individual and institutional, and guests.

Executive Director of CSD, Mr. Shanker Nath Kapali welcomed the distinguished guests and members to the AGM and highlighted the 25 years plus service of CSD in empowering the poor and women of Nepal through microfinance.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha, Chairman of the Governing Board who presented a brief report on the progress and financial statements of the Centre as well as more...

Leaders of Top MFIs reach a Declaration to combat Current Challenges & Issues in Microfinance

Over the years, the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Nepal have been proactive in providing financial as well as social services to vitalize the financially excluded households in urban, semi-urban and far-flung and remote areas of the country, where formal financial institutions have been reluctant to venture into. It has immensely empowered the participating women and their families enabling them to become self-employed micro-entrepreneurs and raise their level of income and personal savings, shielding them from the icy clutches of the traditional money lenders.

This revolutionary movement has gained momentum and more...


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CSD Glimpse - December, 2017

CSD Glimpse - September, 2017

CSD Glimpse - June, 2017

Annual Report (2016 - 2017)

Annual Report (2015 - 2016)

Annual Report (2014 -2015)

Training Completion Report on Credit Appraisal-Nov 9-12, 2014

Training Completion Report on Credit Appraisal-Feb 23-26, 2015

Training Completion Report on Financial Management and Pearls Monitoring System-April 16-19,2015

Impact of the Earhquake on Microfinance: A Study of Sindhupalchowk District

Case Profile of Ms. Shanta Simkhada