Rang De




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Region of operation


Headquarters address

A 1102, Ajmera Green Acres Bannerghatta Road Bangalore Country: India Zip: 560076

Target problem

90% of the total estimated demand for microcredit of Rs. 200,000 cr was still unmet and that 80% of India’s population still does not have access to any form of credit. RangDe tries to create a platform to lend money to the poor villagers who want to start something of their own but can't get any money.

Key product / Service

Microfinance Platform RangDe

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Awards and recognition

  • Won the Bihar Innovation Forum award organised by JEEVIKA (Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society) of the Government of Bihar
  • 2013 Bangalore Heroes Award
  • 2013 Millennium Alliance Award
  • Ashoka Fellowship in February 2012
  • Won the SAFRG (South Asian International Fund Raising Group) Fund raising Campaign of the year Award
  • 1st Runner's up award for Best Use of Internet for Social Good at the India Digital Awards 2012
  • Manthan South Asia Awards for 2011 under the E-inclusion category

Funding and Operating Model

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Business details

The unique proposition we offer to the social investor is that they have the ability to select an individual borrower to whom the money goes to – based on business activity and geography. Social Investor also has the ability to monitor the progress made by the borrower through a unique wellness score. Rang De engages with a network of grassroot organizations to help in screening borrowers, disbursing the loan and collecting repayments. While the social investor gets a tangible social return and a nominal financial return of 2% flat p.a. or 3.5% APY, the field partners get 5% flat p.a. to cover their operational costs. Rang De charges 1% flat p.a. to cover its transaction costs. Rang De ensures that the borrower pays no more than 8.5% flat p.a. as interest towards the loan. There are no hidden charges or processing fees.