Lifeline in the true spirit of its mission, has not just been providing interest-free micro-loans to the poorest of the poor. It has also consistently been seeking to ameliorate the plight of the poor who are over-burdened with debt, not being able to clear the same and facing ever-increasing interest charges. It has been providing grants/ loans to individuals and families over-burdened with debt to clear-off the same.

During 2015-16, such debt-clearing assistance constituted about 10 percent of total humanitarian finance.