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Rotarian Action Group For Microfinance & Community Development Call For Nominations
Friends, The leadership of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance & Community Development (RAGM) is seeking the input of RAGM members on the issue of Nominees for the RAGM Board of Directors. The RAGM Nominations Committee seeks to complete its slate of nominations with the...20 days ago by SDR, Category: Events
HiMat - Community Development in Pakistan
422_242631859_3.jpgWhat Is Himat? by Michael & Judie Bopp Himat is a small, catalytic and amazingly effective area development initiative in one of the most remote regions of northern Pakistan. It is the brainchild of veteran international development practitioners Michael and Judie...21 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Graduation Program
421_150183942_3.jpgMicrofinance solutions have provided the poor with financial access like never before. Microfinance Institutes (MFIs) have been able to demonstrate the usefulness of Microfinance in assisting large populations overcome poverty.  However, rapid emergence of the sector has taken place in...60 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Honduras Economic & Community Development Update
420_603525956_3.jpgHECD Progress with Microcredit Funding There are a few exciting updates regarding the success of the Micro Credit project in Honduras... everything is running smoothly and is on track as planned.. 1. The new loans officers were hired and trained, and 2 new motorcycles...60 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Is Microcredit alleviating Poverty?
418_949079884_3.jpgMicrocredit generally benefits borrowers, according to new research focused on Mexico's biggest for-profit microlender - but it's not lifting people out of poverty. In a multi-year, randomized evaluation of microloans provided by Compartamos Banco, Yale University economist...68 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World - And How You Can Help
419_755951086_3.jpgI believe that every life is valuable; that we can make things better; that innovation is the key to a bright future; and that we are just getting started by Bill Gates 11 Dec 2013 An insightful look at the poverty reduction philosophy behind Bill & Melinda Gates; not...68 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Honduras Economic & Community Development
413_246727996_3.jpg Expanding Microcredit to Microfinance and beyond The Honduras Economic and Community Development (HECD) program is a collection of projects in Honduras spearheaded by Canadian Rotary Clubs and the Rotary Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM). It...84 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Bill & Melinda Gates Letter on their Foundation
411_860619597_3.jpgBill and Melinda Gates pitch optimistic future for world's poor, dispute anti-progress 'myths' NEW YORK, N.Y. - Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, arguing passionately against three...86 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Getting Started on a Global Grant
410_756480058_3.jpgStarting Steps in Applying for a Global Grant While potential Global Grant sponsors can read all the grant educational material that The Rotary Foundation (TRF) offers, there are a few fundamentals that need to be laid out before potential sponsors get into project details....87 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
409_853634463_3.jpgSteps to accessing the Global Grants The Rotary Foundation provides grants that support a wide variety of Rotary projects, scholarships and training.  Rotary Foundation grant programs have recently been consolidated.  Rotary Clubs and Districts can now apply for District...102 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Advice from The Rotary Foundation
404_484371768_3.jpgFrom time to time procedural advice is sought from and offered by managers of the Rotary Foundation's Areas of Focus. The following guidance on microcredit loan size was provided recently by Candace Embling, Manager for the Economic and Community Development Area of...105 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
REACHING THE POOREST OF THE POOR A Special Initiative of the HiMaT Indigenous Leadership and Development Program - Pakistan
403_642235808_3.jpgBy Michael & Judie Bopp As most people who work in the field of comprehensive poverty alleviation already know, reaching and changing the lives of the poorest of the poor is a very elusive and difficult goal to achieve. HiMaT works with 116 villages in 9 clusters, and...112 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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