Rang De had just initiated a Kolkata Chapter and as newly joined members of the organisation, we were very curious to know more about their model and ongoing projects. We decided to start off with our very first field visit to the Thakurpukur unit of the Kalighat Society for Development Facilitation along with Debanjana. It was indeed a joyful experience to take a day off from the regular monotonous work life and visit a bunch of enthusiasts. KSDF is one of Rang De’s field partner in West Bengal and apart from micro-finance lending activities it also provides vocational training and livelihood development support to the communities it works with.… Read further
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As we go along the less-trodden path to fight poverty in India, we are proud to have found support from no less than TATA TRUSTS. Read on to know the details in the press release on the subject.
TATA TRUSTS SUPPORTS MICROCREDIT INITIATIVE TO FIGHT POVERTY
Access to low-cost credit needs of India’s under-served population
Bangalore, September 24, 2015 – Tata Trusts has extended its support for a period of four years to India’s pioneering Internet-driven peer-to-peer micro-lending platform, Rang De. This initiative aims to offer affordable micro-credit solutions to nearly a quarter of a million families, over the next five years.… Read further
-Bharti, Rang De higher education loan studentBharti 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 it is like to be a woman today!
I am Bharti and I’m from a small town in Madhya pradesh. I belong to middle class family but I think being rich or poor doesn’t matter. What matters is how confident one is, how hard one is willing to work and that success never comes without struggle.… Read further
By Usha Rajagopalan, Board of Trustees, Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT)
TheBangalore Chapter of Rang De organized a “Walk with a Changemaker” around Puttenahalli Lake with me representing PNLIT. Around 35 people from across the city and the neighbourhood assembled for the walk which began at 11 AM and ended at 12.30 PM. I took them through the PNLIT journey from the early “save the lake” days to now being recognized as a “Change Maker.” This has been a journey in which we’ve been so ably supported by all our donors and volunteers.… Read further