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OnePlus and RangDe.org come together to harness the ‘Power of One’


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

Tata Trust Supports Rang De To Fight Poverty

As we go along the less-trodden path to fight poverty in India, we are proud to have found support from no less than TATA TRUSTS. Read on to know the details in the press release on the subject.


Access to low-cost credit needs of India’s under-served population

Bangalore, September 24, 2015 – Tata Trusts has extended its support for a period of four years to India’s pioneering Internet-driven peer-to-peer micro-lending platform, Rang De. This initiative aims to offer affordable micro-credit solutions to nearly a quarter of a million families, over the next five years.… Read further

A Day with Rang De’s youngest Social Investors

- Madhur Jajoo, Rang De Social Investor and Rang De Pune Chapter Member

A Rang De social investor since December 2011, Madhur Jajoo is also a member of the Rang De Pune Chapter. Madhur accompanied the students of Project Rang De Lives on their first field visit last October and spent a day interacting with the students, Rang De borrowers and our field partner Parvati Swayamrojgar. Here’s his account of the field visit. 

Sometimes in life we learn valuable things from children which we adults seldom put serious thought into. And more often than not, this process leaves us with increased wisdom and conscientiousness.… Read further

Jab we Met: Project Rang De Lives’ first Field Visit

Payoshni Saraf, Rang De Social Investor
Project Rang De Lives became Rang De’s youngest social investors in September 2013 and went on their first Field visit this month with their teacher Payoshni Saraf. The class spent the day interacting with Rang De borrowers and our field partner Parvati Swayamrojgar; asking questions about entrepreneurship and business and also had a little surprise for everybody! Here’s an account of their First Field Visit.

Tiffins after tiffins were stuffed in school bags. Notepads, pens. Lots of Questions. Today was the day! We were going to see if all that sacrifice was worth it? Was it worth forgoing that new glow pen or Lay’s new flavor?… Read further

Project Rang De Lives: The First Leap

Payoshni Saraf, Rang De Social Investor

In our last blogpost, we introduced Project Rang De Lives where Rang De Social Investor Payoshni Saraf also a Teach for India Fellow introduced the concept of ‘saving’ and ‘investing’ to her 7th graders in Pune. The class saved for a month and recently made their first investment! Here’s an account of their journey.

There was excitement. There was tension. There was this little bubble of maturity that was forming, almost like a first step into adolescence. Today is the day. The day when we make us count. The day we make our first Rang De social investment.Read further

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