Posts from Tag: Microcredit

Dreaming against all odds: A photo-story from Odisha

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized

Dreams, hopes and wishes are for everyone, yet some of us find it easier to realise and live them. At Rang De, every day is about recognising the power of simple dreams and aspirations of people, and working towards fulfilling them. And during rare moments of skepticism, we turn to such stories of those who […]

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Have you ever received a scholarship?

Posted By Rang De Team in Education

Guardians of Dreams is seeking to raise funds on our portal so they can award scholarships to children from shelter homes who achieved 60% of higher in their 10th and 12th Std exams Picture this. A young boy at the age of 16 is told that he has to go back home because the fees at […]

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One month of Swabhimaan

Posted By Rang De Team in Swabhimaan, Updates

Women attending the financial literacy training program under Swabhimaan It has been nearly a month since Rang De’s latest initiative Swabhimaan went live. Swabhimaan — which aims to promote financial inclusion in rural India — was launched on 8 March in Yeshwantpura village in Kolar district, Karnataka. Through Swabhimaan, we aim to provide people in rural India with access […]

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Progressive Rock Finds An Audience & A Cause To Support At The Humming Tree

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

Our social investor organised a series of concerts in five cities and Rainburn, a Bangalore prog rock band, played alongside Mumbai-based Coshish and math rock act Stuck In November at the Humming Tree and helped raise funds for rural entrepreneurs Our social investors are a wonderful community. Not only do they contribute to the microcredit […]

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Budget 2017 — What It Means For NGOs In India

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting the Union Budget (Source: The New Indian Express) In the last week of December 2016, news trickled in that the government had cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licenses of 22,000 of the 33,000 non-governmental organisations (NGO) in the country. The FCRA license allows an NGO to receive funds […]

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Insights From Prof Muhammad Yunus — Ramakrishna NK

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

We met Prof Yunus for the third time over the past decade We met Prof Muhammad Yunus today! At an event in Bangalore, we couldn’t be happier when we listened to him address a group of angel/traditional investors, social entrepreneurs and other notable individuals in the development space. We expressed our deep sense of gratitude and […]

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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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Making Unorthodox New Year Resolutions Impacting 112 Lives

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

We regularly run online fundraising campaigns to canvass support for the microcredit needs of various communities. Most recently, Raghu Dixit called on his fans to contribute to the education needs of children from shelter homes All through December 2016 and into the new year, we ran an online campaign. Before we started this campaign, we asked […]

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

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

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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