By Arvind Sridharan - Summer Intern
Ram answers a question asked by IFMR students. Ram is looking at ways to scale up Rang De
Last Wednesday (June 10) Ram, Archana and Arvind did a talk about Rang De at the IFMR’s centre for microfinance . The audience was a group of students attending a week-long seminar program on micro-finance.
An introductory talk on how the idea of starting a peer to peer micro-lending enterprise came about was done by Ram (which touched issues like child labor,the poor trapped in debt cycles, the poor facing a shortage of money when school fees were being asked as a bulk amount) followed by quick presentation on Rang De by Archana. The short presentation opened the doors to many questions which were answered by Ram even though the talk was held at the end of a long day (for the IFMR seminar participants). This made the talk more interesting as it was of a “by the people, for the people, of the people nature” nature which is what the whole Rang De idea is all about.
Arvind talks about his internship experience at Rang De. He has worked on”Empower Futures”, Rang De’s higher education loan scheme.
The session was ended by a brief talk by Arvind on his summer internship experience at Rang De and he ended the session by saying that Rang De is “going to do great things for India”. Rang De bookmarks were also given to the participants to spread the awareness about Rang De.