Rang De is something I heard of even before I read about it on Blogadda. How? Remember this movie called Peepli Live? Yeah, the Amir Khan one!! We wanted tickets to go to the show and didn’t quite get any. Then came this young lady (at the GLobal F4 event) at Subway, the food joint, after finding out that we were students and invited us to the premier of this same movie for tickets worth Rs.200, which did seem overpriced back then. As we spoke, she said that this was part of Rang De and the entire amount went to farmers as loan to buy seeds etc.,. (microcredit) and that we’d get the entire amount back after an year or so. One is thus helping some poor farmer AND getting free movie tickets! The prospect was very inviting indeed, and definitely noble.
I wish them all the very best in this noble venture!
Activity: Rang De is a pioneering web-based social initiative with a mission to provide cost-effective microcredit to low income households in India. Through an online platform (www.RangDe.Org), Rang De enables people to participate in microcredit by lending as little as Rs. 100.
Rang De has reached out to over 5900 entrepreneurs across 12 states by lending Rs. 31mn. Rang De currently funds business, education, and artisan loans. Rang De is a registered non-profit trust.
Details: You might want to read through our FAQs for a comprehensive understanding of Rang De – http://rangde.org/faq.htm
Support: Microcredit, Peer-to-peer lending, individual social responsibility, online lending, philanthropy
Note: - More Corporates to participate in our corporate connects program (one time donation which will be rotated as social investments).
- More people to blog about Rang De and on the Rang De blog also.
- Social media advisors to help us on how to take our social media strategy forward
- Java/JSP Developers who are interested in working for Rang De full time for at least a year.
- Funding for our operations.
This post is a part of BlogAdda’s Bloggers Social Responsibility (BSR) initiative. I am exercising my BSR. You can too with three simple steps. Visit http://adda.at/BSRRBSand support the NGO’s.