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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 'Guest Blogs'

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 …

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 …

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 …

Project Rang De Lives: The First Leap

September 5th, 2013

Payoshni Saraf, Rang De Social Investor In our last blogpost, we introduced Project Rang De Lives where Rang De Social Investor Payoshni Saraf also a Teach for India Fellow introduced the concept of ‘saving’ and ‘investing’ to her 7th graders in Pune. The class saved for a month and recently made their first investment! Here’s Read more …

Microcredit in a Classroom: Project Rang De Lives

August 28th, 2013

Payoshni Saraf, Rang De Social Investor Payoshni Saraf is a Rang De Social Investor and a Teach for India Fellow who teaches Grade 7 in an underprivileged school in Pune. She recently introduced Project Rang De Lives in her class which will soon make these seventh graders Rang De’s youngest social investors! Here’s their story.    What happens Read more …

A Walk with a Changemaker

June 23rd, 2013

The Rang De Bangalore Chapter conducted a ‘A Walk with a Changemaker’ with Ms. Usha Rajagopalan on 23rd June, 2013 during which she shared her story, the challenges faced and the hardships they overcame for the successes of the project.   By Usha Rajagopalan, Board of Trustees, Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) TheBangalore Chapter of Rang De organized a ”Walk with a Changemaker” around Read more …

My Rang De, My Passion!

April 16th, 2013

 Nandkishor Boddu, Rang De Social Investor & Former Rang De Hyderabad Chapter Member My association with Rang De started in October 2010 when I met Ram (Rang De Co-Founder and CEO) at an entrepreneurship summit in Bangalore where Ram was one of the speakers. In his session, he spoke about Rang De and the work Rang De Chapters were doing Read more …

Replacing the ‘N’ in NGO!

July 26th, 2012

By Ramakrishna NK, Rang De Team Member For decades now, thousands of NGOs have been working across the globe to make this world a better place. Think about it, if all of us NGOs put together were indeed working efficiently, there should have been a remarkable acceleration in solving some of the most pressing problems. In Read more …

The Road Less Travelled

June 14th, 2012

By Manoj Aggarwal, Rang De Social Investor India, it is said, resides in villages. Therefore to discover its soul, feel its pulse, look into its eyes one needs to visit its villages and live with its people. Rural tourism has seen a lot of interest in the recent past from both the travelers as well Read more …