Posts from Tag: Rural Development

Why we need to talk about financial inclusion and behaviour change

Posted By Rang De Team in SwabhimaanWhy we need to talk about financial inclusion and behaviour change

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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Budget 2017 — What It Means For NGOs In India

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesBudget 2017 — What It Means For NGOs In India

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 UpdatesInsights From Prof Muhammad Yunus — Ramakrishna NK

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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Siddharth Agarwal— The Man Walking Along The Ganga, Raising Awareness And Hoping To Inspire Empathy

Posted By Rang De Team in UpdatesSiddharth Agarwal— The Man Walking Along The Ganga, Raising Awareness And Hoping To Inspire Empathy

Siddharth Agarwal is one of our 11,000+ Social Investors who help contribute to the micro-capital needs of hundreds of individuals from across the country every month Siddharth Agarwal is a photographer, a filmmaker, an aerospace engineer from IIT Kharagpur, a dreamer and a social investor. He is also the founder of Veditum, a non-profit research and […]

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Story of a Cashless Village in Rural Karnataka

Posted By Rang De Team in SwabhimaanStory of a Cashless Village in Rural Karnataka

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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