Posts from Tag: Field Trip

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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Where Work Is Worship: Shimoga Field Trip

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One would imagine that sitting in a building with a glass façade, surrounded by cubicle walls on three sides makes people forget the realities of the world. But as often is the case, people end up surprising us. As we stood in front of the glass façade of the Koramangala office of Optum on a […]

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Helping Women In Barren Madhya Pradesh Believe In The Future

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

With the help of our field partner VAMA, we have been able to offer crowdsourced microcredit to 3,459 individuals If you define poverty as the state when a mother has to wonder what to feed the child next day, you can find that in Datiya in Madhya Pradesh. In Kerala, Assam, Jharkand and Maharashtra, we […]

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Challenges of Living in Uttarakhand As High As The Mountains

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Bound by the mountains, the women of Uttarakhand make earnest attempts to start alternate livelihood activities to keep the home running and can now take Rang De loans.After 11 years of operations, Rang De is now taking a massive leap forward with our brand new peer-to-peer lending platform rangde.in. Check it out. Travellers on the […]

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Field Trip Diaries — Braving Rain, Flood and Physical Disabilities in Assam

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A 26-year-old weaver with a locomotor disability took a Rang De loan to support her single mother Early civilisations developed around river valleys. Rivers nurture, replenish and sustain. But they can disrupt as well. The Brahmaputra traverses for over 700 kilometres across the state of Assam. Extreme flooding is never far away when the rains fall. […]

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Take the field!

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These words are by “The First American” , Benjamin Franklin, and perfectly exemplify the philosophy of Vigyan Ashram, Rang De’s field partner in Maharashtra. Rang De’s Pune team started the month of November by a field visit to Vigyan Ashram in Pabal , followed by a visit to the engineering and fabrication workshop of Ganesh Pawar, a […]

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Field Trip Diaries — Mumbai Chapter

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Many of us working in the corporate sector have a strong desire to spend at least some of our time doing something more “meaningful” and actually make an impact, somewhere in someone’s lives. And while it is truly commendable that some of us actually do take time off to help out for a cause, I […]

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Weaving Success: Kolkata Field Visit to KSDF, Thakurpukur

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Rang De had just initiated a Kolkata Chapter and as newly joined members of the organisation, we were very curious to know more about their model and ongoing projects. We decided to start off with our very first field visit to the Thakurpukur unit of the Kalighat Society for Development Facilitation along with Debanjana. It […]

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