Posts from Tag: Indian

Why we need to talk about financial inclusion and behaviour change

Posted By Rang De Team in Swabhimaan

Under Swabhimaan, our program to promote financial inclusion in rural communities, we have linked the disbursal of a loan to a financial literacy and assessment module. At Rang De, our aim when implementing projects has always been to bring about long-term change in the communities we work with.  A similar motive guided us when we […]

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A school for girls in rural Uttar Pradesh: the PPES story

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Virendra Singh’s story makes for inspiring reading. It is the story of a man who, after leaving for the USA from India as a young graduate in the late 1960’s, returned to his ancestral village in rural Uttar Pradesh to set up a school for girls. We meet Sam — as Virendra Singh is called by family […]

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A Toilet without the Prem Katha

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

It is a classic case of life pre-empting art and outdoing it. The story of Rajkumari, Saroj and Gomati, from Lashkar, a small village near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, is like something straight out of a movie. These three women got together and built the first public toilet in their village, and they did it […]

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Can India’s big bet on Solar Energy help solve Energy Poverty?

Posted By Rang De Team in Energy, Uncategorized

The truth about the efficiency of renewable energy boils down to one word: economics. According to conventional wisdom, it has long been understood that renewable energy will have a marginal impact on our everyday lives if coal-based electricity continues to be cheaper. In India, with the tariffs of solar and wind-based electricity falling below that […]

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