Shivani Siroya

Ashoka Fellow
Santa Monica, United States
Fellow Since 2013
My work: Helping informal workers in the developing world develop financial literacy and become credit worthy.

Citation

This profile was prepared when Shivani Siroya was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Introduction

Shivani Siroya is creating a simple yet powerful tool to develop real-time credit scores that helps lenders better estimate micro-borrowers’ creditworthiness and lend at more comfortable terms. Shivani has taken her tool beyond micro-loans and has started to help urban lower- and middle-class entrepreneurs in the informal sector and their families access other projects, such as affordable housing.


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