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This duo quit cushy jobs in US to help Indian farmers access formal credit

Their fintech Jai Kisan facilitates rightly-priced credit to rural borrowers engulfed in the cobwebs of informal money lenders, micro-financiers and loan sharks

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Farm crop loans

Sai Ishwar  |  Mumbai 

In late 2017, Arjun Ahluwalia decided to quit his high-paying private equity job in New York. The then 27-year-old Texas A&M University graduate wanted to make the best use of the bachelor's degree in finance and exposure to agriculture he had got during college to make an impact back home in India.

He convinced his friend and college batchmate Adriel Maniego, a US citizen of Filipino origin, to quit his job as well and join him in this adventure of starting a fintech firm. The idea was to create a platform for providing better access to credit and other financial services to ...

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First Published: Tue, July 28 2020. 16:19 IST
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