A Bank run by women for women

A Bank run by women for women

Mann Deshi Mahila Shakti Bank is India's first regulated cooperative bank run by women and for women. Chetna Gala Sinha is the founder of this woman's cooperative bank based out of Mahaswad village, Satara district. It all started in 1995 when a woman iron smith of the village complained that...

Small loans, big impacts

Small loans, big impacts

The motivation for starting RangDe was the belief that the peer-to-peer lending model could be leveraged to lower the cost of microcredit. Ramakrishna NK started RangDe in 2008 as a platform to raise social investments for individuals.   RangDe is an online microfinance lending platform that connects lenders to small...

Scaling new heights

Scaling new heights

Drawn to Ladakh time and again for trekking, Sujata Sahu never thought that she would be able to do something life changing for the Ladakhis in their region. Driven by the opportunities of remoteness of Ladakh, today Sujata runs a 17,000 feet foundation in the hilly region. 17000 ft Foundation...

The Classroom on Wheels

The Classroom on Wheels

Mukti Gupta, a businesswoman based out of Kolkata came across a child asking for alms at a traffic signal and decided to do something for their welfare. She and her friends formed a NGO "Help Us Help Them" and launched a school in the outskirts of the city. When the...

Saving Lives through Dance

Saving Lives through Dance

Sohini Chakraborty is a dancer, choreographer and sociologist. She met survivors of human trafficking at a local shelter in India and spent 6 years in a shelter home and community to develop a process to use dance as a healing tool. In 1999 she created a project with Sanlaap called...

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