Dreaming against all odds: A photo-story from Odisha

September 25, 2017
By Rang De Team

Dreams, hopes and wishes are for everyone, yet some of us find it easier to realise and live them. At Rang De, every day is about recognising the power of simple dreams and aspirations of people, and working towards fulfilling them. And during rare moments of skepticism, we turn to such stories of those who dream against all odds; marvel at the simplicity of their wants and get back to doing our bit.

Hingna Majhi and Dhan Singh Majhi of Taramundi village in Kalahandi, Odisha dream of “something to eat and drink around the year”

This farmer in Kalahandi district of Odisha, wants a doctor near his village.

A farmer holds out a freshly harvested batch of honey. He wants to educate his two daughters.

This young man we met enroute to Rudrapadar wants to learn how to speak English

This farmer has been learning new agricultural practices to improve his harvest. He wants his son to go to college.

And there are more, those who want a hospital that isn’t a 100 km away, women who want to step out of the confines of their households and start businesses, mothers who want a pucca road to their daughters’ village. A lot of what we expect in the cities are unfulfilled dreams for them and a major impediment is the lack of access to basic financial services: banks, low-cost, collateral free loans.

At Rang De, we are working to promote financial inclusion in the underserved communities in India, to ensure that people have a change to realise their simple aspirations and dreams.

More than 12,000 of us across India and more than 20 countries around the world are changing that, a loan of Rs. 100 at a time. Know more here