“I am a Rang De investor and I want to share my experience about a recent borrower evaluation.
“I have been a social investor with Rang De for some years and although Rang De has been proactively sending e-mail updates on any new borrower I lent to (sometimes, my investment was as low as Rs 100), I was curious to understand how the whole process works.
“Recently, when Rang De sent another social investor update e-mail, I decided to delve further and noticed that Rang De provided an option for borrower evaluation in person or via phone. On clicking the form, it gave the option to pick up a convenient date for evaluation.… Read further
This BNVGN unit is run by five women
In the small town of Bahadarpur in Jalgaon district (Maharashtra), our Impact partner BNGVN is helping ordinary women become extraordinary entrepreneurs.
They get clothes and raw materials in bulk from Ahmedabad. Women from 60 villages come on a regular basis and take back these readymade clothes.
They don’t have to pay immediately. They pay half the amount after 15 days and the rest when they sell the clothes.
Kalpana Vana is one of these women. She is an Anganvadi worker. She is also a midwife.
When a child is born, this Asha worker is there.… Read further
These words are by “The First American” , Benjamin Franklin, and perfectly exemplify the philosophy of Vigyan Ashram, Rang De’s field partner in Maharashtra.
Rang De’s Pune team started the month of November by a field visit to Vigyan Ashram in Pabal , followed by a visit to the engineering and fabrication workshop of Ganesh Pawar, a borrower located in the town of Pargaon.
Vigyan Ashram is a center of Indian Institute Of Education (IIE) Pune, established in 1983 by scientist and educationalist , Late Dr. Kalbag, that caters to the skill development and training needs of the rural youth.Developing entrepreneurial skills is an important part of this educational system. … Read further
Many of us working in the corporate sector have a strong desire to spend at least some of our time doing something more “meaningful” and actually make an impact, somewhere in someone’s lives. And while it is truly commendable that some of us actually do take time off to help out for a cause, I have realised over the past 4 months of my experience at Rang De, that it is imperative to see the ground reality from one’s own eyes. To get a holistic vision of all the work we do in trying to make a difference, there can be no better experience that hitting the field.… 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