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Rotary Clubs in District 5340 have joined forces to maximize the impact of microfinance for poverty reduction
Since 2003, San Diego/Imperial County Rotary clubs have implemented almost 30 microcredit projects in 18 countries (including the U.S.), leveraging more than $1.5 million. In addition to Rotary International matching grants, their collaborative, Mobilizing Rotary for Microfinance...
4 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
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...
15 days ago by RAGM, 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...
44 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...
48 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...
62 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...
69 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...
70 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...
70 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Preparing for the Future
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment," said Buddha. This is a call for action, for service, in my opinion. But for the Rotarians to undertake projects that can change the lives of people, seeing the future is important....
93 days ago by RAGM, Category: Service Projects
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...
100 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Microfinance: Small-scale Neoliberalism? Controversial guest speaker at Saint Mary's says small loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world do more harm than good
As the conversation continues about Microfinance and its role in Economic Development around the world, we are committed to sharing all perspectives of this conversation. To this end, today we share an article by Ben Sichel highlighting the recent book of Milford Bateman, a professor of...
150 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
A Dialogue Through Service: Making a Difference while Making Friends
ROTARIANS -- WORLD CITIZENS
Chuck Root, the immediate Past District Governor of Rotary District 5110, recently posted a blog for the UN Chronicle to highlight the cooperative focus of Rotary International. He begins, "if we are to solve the world's major...
224 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
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