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The Microfinance Guidebook
Category: Microcredit | By SDR, 25-Mar-2019 | Viewed 151  Comments 0 | Source Sam Veerasingham
[image1President Nominee,

Sam Veerasingham (2020/21)

is leading a Task Force to create a Microfinance Guidebook. The goal of the Task Force is to assist Rotarians and their Clubs identify, establish, manage and monitor Microfinance projects in their local community and in communities around the world. The four topics covered in the Guidebook are: 1) Needs Assessment; 2) Education and Mentoring; 3) How and Where to find Funding; and 4) Monitoring / Reporting on Microfinance projects. 

The Guidebook will contain information that will enable Rotarians to initiate, plan, execute and maintain a successful and sustainable Microfinance project.  The finished Guidebook will be made available to members from the RAGM website for ease of access. Watch for further news from the Guidebook Task Force about an interactive site with subject matter updates plus a forum to access the knowledge and expertise of Rotarians engaged in microfinance projects. 

During the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg this year, the Guidebook will be the focus of a 90-minute workshop which is entitled "How to Initiate and Manage Microfinance Projects". Please join President Nominee Sam and members of his Task Force at the Convention workshop being held from 3:30 to 5:00 PM on Monday June 4th. 


Bio - Sam Veerasingham
Sam has been a Rotary Club president (Mississauga City Centre (2010/11), an Assistant District Governor (D7070 -2017/18) and will be the RAGM President in 2020/21. Sam has diverse project interests that range from leading a supportive funding project for a children's hospital in Alexandria, Egypt to supporting a Community Garden project in Edmonton Alberta. Of special interest to Sam are water and education related projects in his home country of Sri Lanka.  Sam is currently a member of the Etobicoke Rotary Club.

On a professional level, Sam is the Current Lead at Canada Trade Link Corporation, a Private Trade facilitation organization. They grow businesses between Canada and International partners.


Samuel T. Veerasingham

samuelv@canadatradelink.ca

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