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About Rang De

Rang De facilitates small loans (microcredit) for Indians who do not have access to credit. You can lend from Rs. 100 onwards on RangDe.Org to micro-entrepreneurs identified by our partners across India. Browse through our borrowers and lend to one of them!
A Day with Rang De’s youngest Social Investors

March 19th, 2014

- Madhur Jajoo, Rang De Social Investor and Rang De Pune Chapter Member A Rang De social investor since December 2011, Madhur Jajoo is also a member of the Rang De Pune Chapter. Madhur accompanied the students of Project Rang De Lives on their first field visit last October and spent a day interacting with the students, Read more …

I Have a Dream

March 8th, 2014

-Bharti, Rang De higher education loan student Bharti is one of our first higher education loan students and is currently studying Optometry at Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore. She scored 80% in her 3rd year and topped her batch a few months ago. This Women’s Day, Bharti shares with us how she’s glad she didn’t give up on her dream and what Read more …

Rang De’s Sisters in Arms

February 26th, 2014

This Global Women’s Day, Rang De is going Local! We’re celebrating this Women’s Day with ‘Sisters in Arms’, a special women-centric initiative that salutes our nation’s women. Women who have overcome all odds including poverty to carve out a niche for themselves; everyday women who truly are heroes in their own right, and who make us all proud to be women. Rang De has supported over Read more …

A life changing field visit to Pusad!

February 21st, 2014

- Sowmya Nandan, Rang De Chief Impact Officer   Rang De’s Chief Impact Officer recently returned from her first field visit to Pusad, Maharashtra and brought back with her inspiring stories of our borrowers and field partner, SAGRAS. Here’s a look at the field visit that left her short of words.   Every field visit Read more …

My Rang De Experience

February 18th, 2014

- Dennis Tan, Rang De Intern  Dennis Tan, a business student from Singapore interned with us in December 2013. Here is a brief account his internship.    “The amount you invest may not affect your finances much, but it will bring about significant improvement to many lives.” This was a statement which sets me to reflect Read more …

Chalo Bihar!

February 12th, 2014

- Chaitanya Nadkarny, Rang De President If you are tuned into Rang De’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, you know that we made it to the final list of social innovators in Bihar and Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Missions programs.  The Bihar Innovation Forum awarded Rang De the third prize in the Financial Services sector – Read more …

Rang De’s New ‘Desi’ Partner – Charaka!

February 7th, 2014

We have recently launched our latest micro venture partnership with Charaka, a women’s co-operative that produces handmade, naturally dyed apparel and provides women with livelihood opportunities in Karnataka. It’s an honour for Rang De to work in partnership with Charaka and support the women in becoming self-reliant. Here’s the story of how it all began!    Read more …

Top 5 Rang De Tech Updates of 2013

December 31st, 2013

2013 saw Rang De not just crossing new boundaries in terms of the borrowers impacted and the number of social investors that joined the family but also in the way our website has changed, new featured that have been added and our continuous effort to improve our user experience. The Rang De Technology Team has  been working tirelessly behind the scenes at making the Rang Read more …

The Power of One: Rhea Hajarnavis’ Fund Raiser

December 16th, 2013

Rhea Hajarnavis, a student from Class VI, St. Mary’s School, Pune is a young lady who dreams of helping the poor in India. This Diwali, on her parent’s advice, she decided on a plan to make a difference to the underprivileged and make her first investment with Rang De. Here’s her inspiring story!   Having seen multiple Read more …

Jab we Met: Project Rang De Lives’ first Field Visit

October 24th, 2013

Payoshni Saraf, Rang De Social Investor Project Rang De Lives became Rang De’s youngest social investors in September 2013 and went on their first Field visit this month with their teacher Payoshni Saraf. The class spent the day interacting with Rang De borrowers and our field partner Parvati Swayamrojgar; asking questions about entrepreneurship and business and Read more …