In rural India, few girls stay in school past the age of 14. More than half drop out before graduation, and even fewer women attend universities. Priya defied the odds.

She completed her business degree remotely so that she could care for her family while she was in school. Once she graduated, she put her degree into practice by opening her own business. With a small business loan from Accion’s partner Dvara KGFS, she got the capital needed to open her own store.

Accion works with Dvara KGFS to bring small business loans and other life-changing financial services to rural communities in India, so that small business owners like Priya can achieve their dreams.

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Manashi tends to her rice crops in Odisha, India
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