Posts from Tag: Karnataka

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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Spinning the thread of life: a photo-essay from Karnataka

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized

As part of our work at Rang De, we are often moved by people and places that don’t get mentioned in the popular media. This photo essay depicts the everyday life at Charaka, a handloom weavers cooperative in Shimoga, South India, that the Rang De family is proud to support. It is said that the texture […]

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Rang De’s Swabhimaan kendras now operational in Chhattisgarh

Posted By Rang De Team in Swabhimaan, Updates

Rang De Chief Operating Officer Soumya Jayaram helps a woman with some documentation in Yeshvantpura village where the first Swabhimaan kendra has been used by over 100 women to self-learn principles of financial literacy There have been quite a few developments since the launch of the first Swabhimaan Kendra in a Yeshwantpura village in Kolar […]

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Where Work Is Worship: Shimoga Field Trip

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

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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Educating the children of waste pickers in Bengaluru

Posted By Rang De Team in Education

Rang De provides low-cost education loans to children of the waste picker community in Bengaluru “Our children deserve an education too”. One of our borrowers in Bengaluru said these words; the ‘our’ referring to the waste picking community. She is a waste picker associated with Hasirudala, one of Rang De’s field partners in Bengaluru. We […]

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Guardians of Dreams — A Story Of Crowdsourced Education Loans

Posted By Rang De Team in Education

Children form the backbone of India’s future. Guardians of Dreams, a Rang De impact partner, focuses on those left out by the formal childcare systems. In order to protect the identity and privacy of the persons involved, all names have been changed. India has the world’s largest youth population — nearly 28 percent of Indians fall within the […]

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Story of a Cashless Village in Rural Karnataka

Posted By Rang De Team in Swabhimaan

A trip to the bank used the take up the better part of the day before a a branch set up services in the village When we heard about Chandagalu, a village situated some 100 kms from Bangalore in neighbouring Mandya district that had successfully gone digital with the help of a local bank, we were […]

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