How we affect change
For a decade, Kinara has been devoted to driving financial inclusion for small business entrepreneurs by providing collateral-free business loans. We serve the ‘missing middle’ of MSMEs, which are largely overlooked by formal lending institutions like banks. By providing them access to capital, we promote sustainable growth and help in creating jobs and improving local economies reliant on the MSME sector.
What we have accomplished
So far we have effected a positive change in the lives of thousands of small business entrepreneurs by disbursing over Rs. 2000 crores through 60,000+ loans disbursed across 110+ locations in India. The social impact of our financial inclusion work has led to an incremental
income generation of Rs. 700 crores for small business entrepreneurs and more than 250,000 jobs created or sustained, and counting. In all, we have positively impacted the lives of over a million people by driving inclusion and sustainable growth.
$100 million added to the economy
Incremental income increase
Income added to the economy
The Smart Campaign accredited
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Cerise SPI4 audited company
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Driving sustainable growth from the ground up
We help create systemic changes that allow small business entrepreneurs to take charge of their financial goals and reach their true potential. This is achieved by not only providing easily accessible capital to those who need it, but also ensuring financial literacy and inclusion for first-time borrowers. This, in turn, also improved livelihoods and local economies by sustaining jobs and generating employment for first time wage earners. Empowering women entrepreneurs also helps bring about a generational shift in the way communities perceive them, and the opportunities that become available to other women and girls.
United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals fulfilled by us
Good Health and Well-Being
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure