Category Archives: At the Field

How BNGVN Market Their Readymade Garments In 60 Villages

This BNVGN unit is run by five women

This BNVGN unit is run by five women

In the small town of Bahadarpur in Jalgaon district (Maharashtra), our Impact partner BNGVN is helping ordinary women become extraordinary entrepreneurs.

They get clothes and raw materials in bulk from Ahmedabad. Women from 60 villages come on a regular basis and take back these readymade clothes.

They don’t have to pay immediately. They pay half the amount after 15 days and the rest when they sell the clothes.

Kalpana Vana

Kalpana Vana is one of these women. She is an Anganvadi worker. She is also a midwife.

When a child is born, this Asha worker is there.… Read further

Conversations on mats, perseverance amidst poverty

Megha and Rang De borrowers near Mysore

Megha and Rang De borrowers near Mysore

Megha K is a member of the Rang De Writers team and has written and helped over 500 individuals get financial assistance in a year. Our team contains over 80 people from all walks of life all across India – write to suhas@rangde.org to join Rang De Writers.

Last week, she visited Swami Vivekananda Youth Foundation, one of our Field Partners, and you can read about her thoughts here

All of us living in the cities complain about so many things – the traffic, the government, the lack of increment in our pay, the overflowing garbage on the streets, the lack of respect at our jobs and whether we feel loved at home or among friends, the tolerance/intolerance debates on national television.… Read further

Parched land, broken hope

This is a post by Tanvi who is a part of the Impact team and identifies potential partners for Rang De. Here’s an account of her trip to Bundelkhand in February 2016. We are raising donations for the community kitchens that will provide relief to the families in distress. If you would like to help, we request you to donate generously

At Rang De, our focus is on reaching out to communities that have been left out of the fold of financial inclusion. My role at Rang De takes me to remote and economically backward regions of the country, as we continue our search for credible organisations that Rang De could work with to bring affordable microcredit to low income borrowers.… Read further

A Rang De Writer Visits SVYM

​(Meghna, a Rang De borrower, Farheen, Pramod)

​(Meghna, a Rang De borrower, Farheen, Pramod)

Meghna K is a member of the Rang De Writers team and has written and helped 500 individuals get financial assistance in a year. Our team contains over 80 people from all walks of life all across India – write to suhas@rangde.org to join Rang De Writers.

As the early morning sun rays disperse the night’s darkness, I looked around the streets, probably for the first time in a long time. Dairy farmers are directly selling milk to customers, flowers vendors tying colourful petals tog into a beautiful garland, vegetable growers selling their produce to wholesalers and retailers, kids, who should be at school are selling newspapers on the road – a whole other part of society that needs our care and support.… Read further

United we stand

Amul Cooperative was a response to the exploitation of marginal milk producers by traders. Inspired by the success that the milk cooperatives in Gujarat had, a number of cooperatives of dairy farmers and farmers sprung up to gain bargaining power and capitalize on economies of scale. It has, however, been very difficult to replicate the success that Amul achieved though there have been many pockets of excellence including Mulukanoor Women’s Cooperative Dairy in Andhra Pradesh.

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Access Livelihood Consulting (ALC), our partner organisation head quartered in Hyderabad, has been working with rural communities to help set up profitable livelihood enterprises that communities can run and operate themselves.Read further

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