Posts from Tag: Maharashtra

“An education loan helped me start my studies”: Swapnali’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Education“An education loan helped me start my studies”: Swapnali’s story

Swapnali’s father (right) encouraged her to pursue her higher studies Swapnali Deshmukh first shifted to Mumbai in 2012, right after completing her Class XII. Swapnali is from Roha, a small town in the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, where she lives with her family. She moved out of her town to train as an optometrist at the […]

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A Journey of 1200 kms to #FightPoverty

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesA Journey of 1200 kms to #FightPoverty

Rang De & ScoutMyTrip set out on the second #FightPoverty ride from Mumbai to Yavatmal in Maharashtra. The only way to save one’s soul is to save some else’s. These were the words that led to a ride to the heart of Maharashtra as part of our Fight Poverty campaign. And this time we had […]

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How Crowdsourced Microcredit Helped Create Employment in Rural Maharashtra — A Beauty Parlour…

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsHow Crowdsourced Microcredit Helped Create Employment in Rural Maharashtra — A Beauty Parlour…

Rama Keshav Bodade helps other women learn the art of beauty parlour management With over 50,000 loans disbursed over nine years through the help of 10,000+ Social Investors, there have been many success stories as women improved their family incomes, educated their children, purchased assets, afforded better healthcare and generally moved away from a subsistence […]

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How BNGVN Market Their Readymade Garments In 60 Villages

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsHow BNGVN Market Their Readymade Garments In 60 Villages

This BNVGN unit is run by five women In the small town of Bahadarpur in Jalgaon district (Maharashtra), our Impact partner BNGVN is helping ordinary women become extraordinary entrepreneurs. They get clothes and raw materials in bulk from Ahmedabad. Women from 60 villages come on a regular basis and take back these readymade clothes. They don’t […]

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Take the field!

Posted By Rang De Team in UncategorizedTake the field!

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

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesField Trip Diaries — Mumbai Chapter

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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