Livelihoods

The farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsThe farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Perumalla Vinodha (right) is one of thousands of ‘farm widows’ in India, a term that refers to women who are left behind when their farmer husbands commit suicide. PC: Ahinsa During a span of six months between June 2014 and January 2015, a period of intense agrarian crisis in India, over 536 farmers ended their lives […]

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A Toilet without the Prem Katha

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsA Toilet without the Prem Katha

It is a classic case of life pre-empting art and outdoing it. The story of Rajkumari, Saroj and Gomati, from Lashkar, a small village near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, is like something straight out of a movie. These three women got together and built the first public toilet in their village, and they did it […]

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How a Pune-based entrepreneur successfully grew her small business

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsHow a Pune-based entrepreneur successfully grew her small business

By Lydia Paulraj Anita Hature operates a meal service out of her home in Pune’s HInjewadi suburb Pots of piping hot dal, bowls of sliced cucumber, dishes with freshly cooked sabzi and a number of steel tiffin carriers sit on a plastic table in Anita Hature’s kitchen. The food is neatly portioned into each compartment […]

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How 12 women in Imphal collaborated for change

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsHow 12 women in Imphal collaborated for change

12 Star SHG members at their outlet. Over 6,000 women have taken Rang De loans from Manipur and continue to do so on our platform “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” – Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General. Looking at the number of women entrepreneurs in India, it is hard […]

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How Crowdsourced Microcredit Helped Create Employment in Rural Maharashtra — A Beauty Parlour…

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsHow Crowdsourced Microcredit Helped Create Employment in Rural Maharashtra — A Beauty Parlour…

Rama Keshav Bodade helps other women learn the art of beauty parlour management With over 50,000 loans disbursed over nine years through the help of 10,000+ Social Investors, there have been many success stories as women improved their family incomes, educated their children, purchased assets, afforded better healthcare and generally moved away from a subsistence […]

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Helping Bridge The Inequality Gap Through Micro-Loans In Orissa

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsHelping Bridge The Inequality Gap Through Micro-Loans In Orissa

Rang De has been associated with the people of Orissa since 2010. Sulochana Paride is one of many Oriya women who have benefited from this association. In 2014/15, Orissa’s Gross Domestic Product grew at 8.78% while the average per capita annual income was Rs 54,241 in the previous year (Press Information Bureau). A state in […]

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