About Rang De

The idea of Rang De was sown in the year 2006, the same year that Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. The motivation for starting Rang De was the belief that the peer-to-peer lending model could be leveraged to lower the cost of microcredit. Rangde.org went live on 26 January 2008 and this is the belief system that has shaped Rang De.

How Rang De Works


Choose Someone: a farmer, a weaver, a tailor, a student, a dairy farmer…over 1,000 individuals apply for your help and receive loans at the lowest rates possible.


Invest or Donate for their growth, help her stand on her own feet. Create a lasting impact by supporting her loan request in part or full.


Withdraw or reinvest once your investment returns after making a difference and continue the good work.

Make a social investment!
How Rang De Works

The Spirit of Rang De

We decided on the name Rang De after a lot of thought. The name draws inspiration from India's struggle for independence. We believe that a similar movement with the same kind of urgency is required to address poverty in India. The words 'rang de' also denote colour and exuberance and that is the impact we want our efforts to have on the people we reach out to.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make poverty history in India by reaching out to underserved communities through microcredit. We are striving to do this through a network of committed field partners and social investors, by offering microcredit that has a positive impact on business, education, health and environment of the communities we work with.

Our Values

Empathy, Creativity, Transparency, Accountability and Tenacity are the core values that guide Rang De's actions. We believe that we are not just a non-profit peer-to-peer lending platform. We are as much about social change as we are to do with technology and as much about investing time as we are about investing money.