Coffee Conversation Series — Catching Up For Social Good In Bangalore

September 12, 2016
By Rang De Team

We have over 9,500 Social Investors that contribute towards small loans requested by entrepreneurs in rural India on www.rangde.org

Over the weekend, we kicked off our Coffee Conversation series. We had conversations with employees from BHEL, Flipkart, Samsung, Goldman Sachs, Google, GE Healthcare and a number of other corporates!

We shared our inspirations behind our efforts to tackle poverty and walked these Social Investors through our plans on how we aim to empower over a million households with affordable microcredit in five years.

We are always dedicated to being in close contact with our Social Investors. We are keen to hear from you on what your experience has been on the website and how you can bring others into the fold.

Some of our Social Investors shared with us how they even tie their personal milestones to Rang De and request their friends to make an investment on their behalf on birthdays to help a borrower in need!

The events were held at Koramangala and Indira Nagar. We hope to kick off a series of Coffee Conversations with Social Investors across cities in the near future

Satender Sharma, a Bangalore Chapter member, even told us how he keeps a certain proportion of his salary for social good through Rang De every month.

“It’s not just one life that can be impacted through Rang De. When the money comes back, I keep recycling the funds and it helps individuals set up sustainable businesses in rural India,” he explained.

“They just need a chance and a day will come when they are not dependent every month on someone else.”

We are happy to take you along to some of our field trips so you can see for yourself the impact that your investment has made in the lives of many rural entrepreneurs. After all, you are a community that cares for the development of India and has faith in our approach towards tackling poverty.

As a Bangalore-based crowdfunding organisation and the only non-profit organisation focusing on micro-lending with a pan-India focus, we have come a long way over seven years.

We were glad to answer your queries and get your suggestions on how we can grow our community of Social Investors so that we can reach even more communities across India.

We would like to thank Chaipatty and Coffee On Canvas for hosting these sessions and look forward to seeing more of you in the future!

Please write to empathy@rangde.org if you would like to get in touch with us and let us know how you can be involved in supporting our activities in Bangalore.

We are also looking for Social Investors who are ready to volunteer and spread the word across cities in India so if you are interested in such an opportunity, please do write to us and we will walk you through the process.