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Our Experience Starting a Rotary Global Grant Microfinance Project
Michael Rosen is a member of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and the lead member of the Grant Committee for Global Grant-funded Guatemala microcredit project. April, 2013 In October 2012, the first of 11 new micro-finance "lending groups" was created in Guatemala as a result of...
11 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Students Focus on Calgary Microcredit
If you were part of a student group charged with producing and presenting an eight minute video about the creation of small business designed to help people work their way out of poverty, would you think to look for Microcredit. Pointing to the power of education, this is what...
12 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance - Intensive field study course in Bangladesh
Visit the birth place of contemporary microfinance to see how it actually works. Christoph Schultz (
) is planning an intensive field study course on Microfinance to take place in Bangladesh this...
19 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Successful Multi-club Microcredit Rotary Grants
For the past eight years, Rotary District 5150 (San Francisco area) has been developing microcredit projects in South and Central America using the Rotary grants program. At this point, thirty-six of the 39 Rotary clubs in District 5150 have participated in one or more of the...
40 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Economic Development Requires Training before Microcredit
Two Rotary Global Grants and a third one in progress are providing business training to women (and a couple of men) who work as hawkers in the markets and scavenge in the dumps of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The program is called Economic Opportunity Training or EOT and it teaches goal...
44 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Developing a Rotary Microcredit Project
By Keith Axtell, Chair on behalf of the Global Grants Committee
All Rotary Clubs can now start the application process for new microcredit projects using the Rotary Global Grant Program. The following step-by step Guide can assist Rotary Clubs interested in sponsoring...
57 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development
All RAGM members are invited to attend Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development, hosted in partnership with Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration. This series of events will explore different strategies for financing...
64 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Canada is Hosting The Social Enterprise World Forum! October 2-4, 2013 in Calgary
Leveraging Markets and Innovations to Solve Social Problems
A Global Gathering
The 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) will bring together 1,200 individuals from more than 30 countries and speakers from more than 20 countries. Attendees will come from diverse...
66 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Rotary program requirements - microcredit program operated by microfinance institution
Guidelines for Rotary-funded Microcredit projects
Produced by the RAGM Global Grants Committee
Rotary clubs and Districts are encouraged to partner with established and reputable microfinance institutions (MFIs) to conduct microcredit projects. The Rotary...
66 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Twenty years of accomplishments - Uniendo America
Carlos Gardel, with his incomparable voice, sang to us!
Our Project Fair, "Uniendo America-Uniting America", has just turned twenty; twenty years of promoting friendship among Rotarians of Central America and the world, as well as supporting the needy with Rotarian...
66 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance Workshop Series - May 11 and May 25 in Calgary
Microfinance is praised as one of the most powerful tools to alleviate poverty. It is widely supported by Canadians with many investing in organizations such as Kiva, Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus' Grameen Foundation and other microfinance institutions (MFIs). There is, however, a...
87 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit and Sustainability
Sustainability has become a crucial requirement for Rotary humanitarian projects funded through The Rotary Foundation. Successful microcredit projects are highly sustainable and can easily meet this Rotary requirement. They are sustainable in three ways: financial, motivational and...
96 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
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