On one side we have this huge poverty challenge and many of the rural poor trying to make a living and looking for some capital to give them a break (as low as Rs 5000). On the other hand there are quite a few busy urban people who want do something socially relevant but do not know how. This is where Social Investment comes in. Internationally there are organizations like kiva. The one I would like highlight here is our own desi organization Rangde which started off 2006 and has grown quite impressively with about 3,350 investors making investments to the tune of over 6 crore impacting the lives of close to 12,000 borrowers as of Jan 2012 .
They have an impressive website which links the investors and the borrowers backed up by a professional and dedicated team. I have been an investor since 2008 and have always had a pleasant experience in interacting with the team.
So what are you waiting for? You can start with as low an investment as Rs100. Start Today!