In a first of its kind partnership, OnePlus and Rang De join hands to empower the rural women entrepreneurs in India. Read on to know more…
The Campaign ‘Power of One’ encourages individuals to make a difference in others’ lives, on the occasion of ‘Joy of Giving’ week
OnePlus, a fast growing global technology startup, and RangDe.org, India’s first internet-based peer-to-peer micro-lending organization, today announced the ‘Power of One’ initiative to empower women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the Joy of Giving Week, starting today. The campaign leverages power of crowdfunding to raise affordable micro-loans for women from low-income, rural families empowering them to start or scale up their livelihood activities.… Read further
- 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
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 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
2012 has been an eventful year for Rang De. Presenting our Top 10 moments of the year!
- Rang De presented Leadership Expert and globally-acclaimed author Robin Sharma in Bangalore in February 2012. Robin Sharma presented ‘Winning Leadership Lessons’ to build a great organization in his seminar, ‘Lead Without a Title’
- The Rang De team met Prof. Muhammad Yunus at the Bombay Gymkhana in February at an event organized by Grameen Creative Labs, India to brainstorm and come up with a strategy to build a “Social Business” ecosystem in India.
- Rang De Co-founder and CEO Ramakrishna Nk was formally inducted into the Ashoka Fellowship in September 2012!
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The group interacting with borrowers!
By Smita Ram, Rang De Team
On 13th August 43 of us set out on a roadtrip to Pusad covering close to 2000 kms, cutting across the boundaries of 3 states. Pusad – a small town in the heart of the Vidarbha region was the unheard of destination. To think that 43 individuals, most of them complete strangers would spend the next 72 hours together travelling and sharing their views on social change and Rang De was unthinkable until a week ago for all of us who were part of the Freedom Bus.
It all started with the spark of an idea.… Read further