Posts from Tag: India

Swabhimaan — one year on

Posted By Rang De Team in Swabhimaan

Smita Ram, the managing trustee and co-founder of Rang De, addresses the first borrowers enrolled under Swabhimaan at Yeshwantpura village in Kolar district, Karnataka. The Women’s Day celebration on 8th March 2018 was special for us here at Rang De, as we spent it with our borrowers in Yeshwantpura village in the Kolar district of […]

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‘Shades of Her’ — our campaign for International Women’s Day 2018

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

Shades of Her — our campaign on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018 At Rang De, over 93 % of our borrowers are women. One reason for this is the nature of self-help groups at the grassroots, which tend to be comprised entirely of women. Another reason is that in our experience, some of the grittiest, determined […]

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Reviving the fading Black Dhokra traditional craft in Odisha

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Dhokra refers to the ancient ‘lost wax’ method of metal casting to create intricate sculptures and figurines. PC: Ramya N The art of metal casting and creating sculptures using moulds has been around for thousands of years; in particular, the ‘lost — wax’ method of metal casting can be traced back to tribal societies and communities as far […]

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The farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, Livelihoods

Perumalla Vinodha (right) is one of thousands of ‘farm widows’ in India, a term that refers to women who are left behind when their farmer husbands commit suicide. PC: Ahinsa During a span of six months between June 2014 and January 2015, a period of intense agrarian crisis in India, over 536 farmers ended their lives […]

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