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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 'Evaluations'

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 …

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!

Call to make a difference

August 25th, 2011

Every month, we touch base with our borrowers to see how they are doing and if our loans have been helpful or not. With the rising number of people we are investing in, we need more and more support from you. Click on the image above for more details on how you can help. Do Read more …

Simple Measures – A field trip review.

August 16th, 2011

By Anju Lavina, Rang De Team Being born to Social Workers and subsequently working in the social sector means that I have had many opportunities to meet people in the field, interact with them on a one-one basis and understand their stories and inevitably become a part of their lives. Some of these stories are Read more …

‘The Colour of Dreams’

November 30th, 2010

By Shantaram, Rang De Mumbai Chapter Member “Its time for scheduling a field trip”, was the subject of the mail, that made me quickly drop my work and take notice . It was Diksha from the Rang De Chennai Office, planning the regular evaluation field trips to one of the Rang De field partners. Rang Read more …

Time to move beyond goat rearing and vegetable vending

October 23rd, 2010

By Smita Ram, Rang De Team Goat rearing and Vegetable vending are perhaps two of the most often quoted examples on how the poor earn huge returns. It is always said that a poor vegetable vendor can earn upto 20% return on their investment everyday. Similar percentages are quoted for goat rearing. Isn’t it time Read more …

Borrower Evaluations in your inbox!

July 3rd, 2010

As part of the Rang De loan process, we evaluate our borrowers on a periodic basis to see how the Rang De loan is helping the borrower. You can read some of our evaluation stories on RangDe.Org You can get notified if one of the borrowers you have invested in have been evaluated by following Read more …

Behind the scenes of the ‘Rang De Conversations’

June 15th, 2010

By Diksha Belwal, Rang De Team The much talked about ‘Conversations’ are here at last for you to listen and experience. While it all sounds simple, let me tell you, there is a lot of work that goes behind making sure that these conversations take place at the particular time and is a pleasure to Read more …