Prayana

Apurv Mehra, Sambhav Satija, Jacki O'Neill
2017 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development - ICTD '17  
In this paper we present a solution built to improve loan management for auto-rickshaw drivers in Bangalore. As part of a bid to increase nancial inclusion, a social enterprise (TWU) supports drivers in taking loans from mainstream banks to purchase their autorickshaws. Findings from an ethnographic study show that whilst providing a vital service, TWU managed its processes through an ad hoc mixture of paper and technology. eir processes enable the exibility crucial for supporting a
more » ... rting a nancially-vulnerable community, but unfortunately important information was o en not to-hand, leading to sub-optimal decisions being made about loan allocation. We developed and deployed an integrated technical solution to support TWU's work. In this paper, we describe the back-o ce solution and how it has assisted the organization in streamlining its operations, supporting more informed decision making and providing the opportunity to scale-up their operations. CCS CONCEPTS •Human-centered computing → Interactive systems and tools;
doi:10.1145/3136560.3136591 dblp:conf/ictd/MehraSO17 fatcat:kiseq6axrjdavpoob4n2uwlxjm