Looking back, leaping forward: Rang De’s journey so far!

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesLooking back, leaping forward: Rang De’s journey so far!

Ten years ago, Rang De began with a small seed idea to see India poverty free. We didn’t just want to make access to credit easy for the under-served but we also consciously wanted to lower the cost of borrowing. Along the ten-year journey, we have had our fair share of ups and down. Despite […]

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The ‘Run to Empower’ by Rang De

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesSocial Investors participating in the marathon for social good Rang De

  We are always grateful for the support of the members of Rang De’s community. Nothing brought this home like the 2nd edition of the Run to Empower. Around 200 people turned up to participate in the 3 km run, held on a Sunday morning on 18 November, at the Indian Institute of Management Campus […]

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Perspectives on working remotely at Rang De

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesRang De Fabric Weaving Artisan Loans

  A recent report by the World Bank indicates that female participation in the workforce in India has actually decreased over the past decade, with an estimated 20 million women ‘dropping out’ of the workforce between 2005 and 2012. This, even as serious efforts over the past several decades have pushed up female literacy and […]

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Field Trip Diaries: visiting SYO in Warangal

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesBorrowers in the village we visited in rural Telangana

“They only live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive” – Swami Vivekananda On 4th October, I joined the Rang De team on a Field Trip to meet a community of borrowers in Warangal, associated with the Sarvodaya Youth Organization (SYO). We were a group of 12 members and we reached […]

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Fail again, fail better

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized, UpdatesRang De

  Conferences are dime a dozen in the development sector. As a creed, we do love to talk perhaps because we cling onto the belief that the fight for progress and change begins with the free exchange of ideas. Mostly, I tend to ignore these notifications about conferences – they tend to become old quite […]

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Join Rang De at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesJoin Rang De in the race against poverty

    “Finishing a marathon is a state of mind that says Anything is Possible!”   It is that time of year again! The Tata Mumbai Marathon, India’s biggest and most high-profile running event is set to take place on 20 January 2019 and we, at Rang De, are calling on all runners to show […]

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A tale of two states: field visit to rural Gujarat and Rajasthan

Posted By Rang De Team in Energy, UpdatesRang De women borrower

    In August 2018, I was in Gujarat, visiting two of Rang De’s partner organisations in Surendarnagar and Dahod districts. A month prior to that, I had spent a few days in southern part of Udaipur district in Rajasthan visiting our partner organisation in Kotra block, and I couldn’t help but reflect on the […]

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