In an exclusive interview with Femina’s Neeti Jaychander, Smita Ram tells the story of her life and the idea behind the genesis of Rang De and what it takes to live your dream.
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The re-launch of the Rang De Pune chapter that took place officially in September was a pleasant surprise for all of us, i.e. the parent team and investors like me who have been social investors for more than a year and half. There was a distinct positive energy in the air, evident by the fact that our first meeting was attended by more than 25 people, most of whom were eager to help take forward the Rang De cause in Pune. Mr Ajay Hiraskar (Advisor, Rang De Global Chapters) and Mr Chaitanya Nadkarny (President, Rang De) entrusted Mr Jithu Chandran and yours truly with the responsibility to co-lead the Pune chapter for the first six months.… Read further
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