Tag Archives: Pusad

A Social Investor Talks To A Grocery Shop Owner In Maharashtra

Iti Rawat (1)

“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

A life changing field visit to Pusad!

- 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

To the achievers!

By Smita Ram, Rang De Team

Grace, passion, strength, sacrifice, resilience ..I run short of words when I try and describe what a woman embodies. Personally, it disturbs me to see women being denied opportunities based on gender. I have seen and experienced us women losing out on opportunities – be it economic, social, physical or emotional and it saddens me. But I do not see this changing unless many of us begin to question such situations.  In fact I see these denial of opportunities becoming a norm which could be detrimental.

As far as Rang De goes, this women’s day definitely belongs to the women entrepreneurs and their enterprising spirit. … Read further

Mumbai Calling

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