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
By Deepa Roongta, Rang De Mumbai Chapter
We at the Rang De Mumbai Chapter recently ran an “Add a Tagline” campaign for Rang De’s social investors based in Mumbai. The camapign was a success and many of our social investors went ahead and added different taglines a part of their email signature. Some of the tag lines they have come up with are:
- Small loans Big …Impacts. Log on to www.rangde.org to make a social investment today!
- Let’s knock out poverty in India. Log on to www.rangde.org to make a social investment today!
- I am a Rang De Social Invetsor.
By Smita Ram, Rang De Team
Last week the buzz at Rang De was an unprecedented high. The high was felt in the number of investments that picked up dramatically during the weekend. While Suresh representing Rang De at the Pune event was just the beginning, the Rang De Operations team created quite a frenzy at the SRM tech fest. The boxing gloves sure did add to building the momentum. The involvement from the student community went beyond the punch bag and the boxing gloves.… Read further
Mumbai is a city known to be full of life and we just realised nothing can be more true than this. The Rang De Mumbai chapter has taken off and we are completely thrilled about it. Mitesh one of our social investors took the initiative to get a few friends together and what started off as an informal group is now
in full swing. A whole load of activities have been lined up by the Mumbai chapter. Some of them are:
1) Volunteering at the Start up City Event in Mumbai – for the first time Rang De volunteers will be managing a full fledged stall on their own
2) Rang De Friends’ meet – an informal get together of everyone who cares about Rang De and want to participate actively.… Read further
During recent visits to a micro finance institution in Maharashtra, we came across a micro credit very different from traditional loans which are usually given for income generation activities. We met a group of people living in slums. These people were primarily in the business of making snacks and selling them in the local markets. Prior to availing the loan, the group barely made enough to make both ends meet that they had no money to spare to build themselves a permanent shelter to call “home”. They rented houses for which they had to shell out Rs.300, which was eating into all their earnings.… Read further