At the Field

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. I came across one such inspiring story last year which my made me take a step back and provoked me to ask “How?” Last year, 19 students of class VII from Abhimanyu Eng. Medium School, Pune raised Rs.900 to invest in Rang De borrowers and became Rang De’s youngest social investors. Rang De borrowers are...
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Rang De at Mood Indigo 2009 – Lessons learnt the hard way

By Arvind Sridharan, Rang De Blogger After immense preparation and a extremely long train delay on the way to Mumbai, the Rang De Mood Indigo team was discussing where to place standee banners, posters, and people in the IIT Bombay campus. While all this was happening on the ground, the #rangdemi09 twitter campaign was being launched online. The team was all set to go and get Rang De’s social investor count and experience user count ticking. A view of the Rang De Mood Indigo 2009 stall. Thanks to ivolunteer who put up with all our noise and shared the stall with us. Day 1 was an early start as the stall had to be set up for the first time. Volunteers and team members spread across the campus and campaigns started taking off. About 3 people made a social investment of Rs. 100 within the first 10 minutes of campaigning. However, by early afternoon,...
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Rocking music, thrilling events, tantallising moves, and now microcredit!

By Smita Ram, Rang De Team A simple logo designed by Vibhore – Vice President, Strategy Says the official Rang De poster for the Mood Indigo event. Who would have thought that one of the biggest Cultural fests in Asia would have anything to do with microcredit? Well, even we were not sure that the organisers of Mood indigo would let us be associated with it. But it turned out the other way round. Finally we are officially associated with the event with just one clear objective – To talk to people about something that the Rang De team is passionate about – microcredit! Prep to MI’09 The last few days in the Rang De office has been a frenzy. To be honest there was not much time to recover from the recent Field Partner Meet.The team had to fling into action the minute we got back but this time with a much stronger and a bigger...
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