Category Archives: Evaluations

A Social Investor Talks To A Grocery Shop Owner In Maharashtra

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“I am a Rang De investor and I want to share my experience about a recent borrower evaluation.

“I have been a social investor with Rang De for some years and although Rang De has been proactively sending e-mail updates on any new borrower I lent to (sometimes, my investment was as low as Rs 100), I was curious to understand how the whole process works.

“Recently, when Rang De sent another social investor update e-mail, I decided to delve further and noticed that Rang De provided an option for borrower evaluation in person or via phone. On clicking the form, it gave the option to pick up a convenient date for evaluation.… Read further

A life changing field visit to Pusad!

- 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 has a different learning scenario and my last field visit to Pusad to meet our field partner SAGRAS (Samagra Gram Vikas Sanstha) had a lot of lessons to teach me! The lessons began even before I set foot in Pusad. The five hour road trip from Nagpur to Pusad opened my eyes to how the apartment culture is encroaching everywhere, not just the cities.… Read further

Some trips are Life Changing!

- 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. Every village in India has so much uniqueness to offer that one can’t but look forward to a Rang De Field Trip. So here I was with Sowmya – one of my best buddies , my co-social worker from college and now Rang De’s Chief Impact Officer – all set for the trip to Mysore.Read further

The Story of a Quilt

BlogI’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 pickles’ and the answers stopped. Then, after a long pause, a woman asked “What can I do, apart from making “godhadis?”The group had a good laugh about this seemingly trivial idea. What was pushed aside as a laughable suggestion is now changing the life of close to 2000 women in the village of Bahadarpur in the Jalagaon district of Maharashtra.Read further

Kerala: Land of resolute women and inspiring tales!

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!

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