SDB bank launched a unique initiative targeting women entrepreneurs in the micro, and SME sector. The current initiative is implemented by SDB bank as a solution for the credit gap facing by the Women Entrepreneurs in the said sector. The launch of the product was held on 24th of May 2018 at SDB Kirulapone branch while island-wide branch-level ceremonies were held to coincide the main event. Wherein over 200 number of female entrepreneurs islandwide were financially assisted on the initial day of the launch.
SDB Uththamavi initiative is a total financial solution for women which includes savings, loans, insurance benefits, fixed deposit scheme with hospitalization benefits and skill development and capacity building programs for women entrepreneurs. The new initiative therefore fulfils a long felt need for Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs in this sector.