Svatantra Micro Housing Finance Corporation
Ananya founded Svatantra Microfin when she was just 17 years old to address the income gap that exists in India. Svatantra means ‘freedom’ in Hindi and the organization gives micro loans to women entrepreneurs in rural India to support them with their businesses. Today, Svatantra has over 1 million customers and is one of the fastest-growing microfinance organizations in India. The key aim is to encourage entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency, and financial literacy and inclusion.