Tag Archives: Desi

Rural Development, The Charakha Way

The way that Gandhiji would have been proud of.

(This post is authored by Rohit Parakh who is Global Chapters Lead with Rang De and has been an active and pivotal part of our fight against poverty in India. He recently went for a field trip to one of our Impact Partners, Charkha. Here is his story.)


Weaving social change at Charaka!


I was recently reading the book India of My Dreams by Mahatma Gandhi which is a collection of his writings and speeches and one of the key points he makes in the book is for India to truly develop its villages have to progress.… Read further

Rang De’s New ‘Desi’ Partner – Charaka!

We have recently launched our latest micro venture partnership with Charaka, a women’s co-operative that produces handmade, naturally dyed apparel and provides women with livelihood opportunities in Karnataka. It’s an honour for Rang De to work in partnership with Charaka and support the women in becoming self-reliant. Here’s the story of how it all began! 

In a remote village, nestled in the gateway to Western ghats, not too far away from Jog falls, is Bhimanakone. And in this village is an organization that would take you back in time to the days when ‘spinning’ and making ones own clothes was a matter of great pride and self respect.… Read further