When illness strikes a family: Mamata Das’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsWhen illness strikes a family: Mamata Das’s story

When Mamata Das’s husband, an electrician, fell from a pole and injured his back, the responsibility of looking after the family fell squarely on her shoulders. Mamata’s husband was the sole breadwinner of the family, before the unfortunate accident confined him to his bed. Almost overnight, this barely literate woman, with no financial stability and […]

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Run for a cause! Take part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

    What is the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon? The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) is an event that gets the community in Delhi pumped and motivated to push their limits and experience the joy of running. The 11th edition of ADHM is being conducted on the 21st of October 2018. ADHM is also a […]

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Changemaker stories: T P Janani supports change through empowerment

Posted By Rang De Team in ChangemakersChangemaker stories: T P Janani supports change through empowerment

“One thing I like about Rang De is the approach that they have taken towards helping or supporting people. The very idea that it is not handout based, is something interesting.” This endorsement is from T P Janani, a lawyer based out of Hyderabad in Telangana and one of Rang De’s changemakers. Janani doesn’t remember […]

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“An education loan helped me start my studies”: Swapnali’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Education“An education loan helped me start my studies”: Swapnali’s story

Swapnali’s father (right) encouraged her to pursue her higher studies Swapnali Deshmukh first shifted to Mumbai in 2012, right after completing her Class XII. Swapnali is from Roha, a small town in the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, where she lives with her family. She moved out of her town to train as an optometrist at the […]

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Photo Essay: Life in the hills of Uttarakhand

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsPhoto Essay: Life in the hills of Uttarakhand

Early this summer, I was on an arduous trek — made difficult only because it was after a hearty meal — to meet Pushpa Devi, one of our borrowers in Dehradun’s Lakhamandal. While we sat down at Pushpa’s house, I heard about her temperamental cow, quite aptly called Kali. Kali doesn’t allow anyone else but Pushpa to handle her — whether […]

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