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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!

Archive for 'At the Field'

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Some trips are Life Changing!

August 6th, 2013

- Smita Ram, Rang De co-founder and Managing Trustee Rang De’s Smita and Sowmya recently returned from a field visit to Mysore where they interacted with Rang De beneficiaries along with the members of our field partner SVYM. Here’s a detailed account of their exciting experience!  “Yet another Field Trip!” No, it never really feels that way. Read more …

The Story of a Quilt

March 8th, 2013

I’d like to share a story today; a story that is apt for Women’s Day. The story goes like this. A few years ago, at a community meeting for women, someone asked the group, “As a woman, what is that one skill you have that can contribute economically?” A few women responded. one said “making agarbattis” and another said ‘making Read more …

Kerala: Land of resolute women and inspiring tales!

February 12th, 2013

Rang De team member Sushmita Banda and social investor Aravind Deivendran are just back from a field trip to Palakkad and have brought back inspiring tales of our incredible borrowers from Kerala. Presenting the photo stories of the trip!

Rang De’s ‘Penny Wise Project’

January 10th, 2013

Mahindra ‘Spark the Rise’ is a unique online platform for change-makers across India to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas and to compete for monthly grants from Mahindra. Projects known as Sparks are evaluated by public and an expert Jury on Impact, Feasibility and Innovation and each month, 12 Sparks receive grants from Mahindra. Rang De’s official Spark Read more …

Exciting times at Rang De!

December 11th, 2012

It’s exciting times for us here at Rang De. Some pretty amazing things have been happening in the last few weeks and we wanted to share them! We’re thrilled to announce that Rang De was featured on CNN IBN’s series India Positive as their Diwali Special! India Positive is a series that showcases stories of courage, Read more …