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Letters for Liberia - Why Rotarians Can Make a Difference
There are many reasons why Rotarians join Rotary. As relayed by a District Governor recently we all have a "Rotary Moment", the moment as a Rotarian where you realize that you can make a difference. It may be a difference in the life of a child in your district or a difference in the...
10 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Rotary Supports Microcredit Forum in Calgary October 2014
Corporate leaders to gather in Calgary in October 2014 to discuss the role of business in addressing social issues and sustainable development.
More than 300 business leaders, students and organizations will gather in Calgary for the Soul of the Next Economy Forum on...
42 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Grant for Honduras
Deepak Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights) MP Calgary East was a guest speaker at the home of Results Calgary coordinator Randy Rudolf during a recent summer BBQ. In the picture Michael Gretton introduces Deepak by...
45 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Celebrating 40 Years in Honduras
In 1974 Opportunity International's implementing partner in Honduras, Instituto para el Desarrollo Hondureno (locally known as IDH) was born with a desire to help low-income people through business training seminars. In 1977 this evolved to supporting small and micro entrepreneurs...
50 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Maintaining Microcredit Relevance
It is always encouraging to see subsequent generations carrying on ideas that had merit in their day but needed to have newer ideas to remain relevant. In this case the Calgary Microcredit Conference held over the last five years (and deferred to the Social Enterprise World...
73 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Soul of the Next Economy Forum 2014
The Soul of the Next Economy Forum brings together leaders and future leaders to learn, network, share best practices and discuss future directions for sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and social enterprise, both in Canada and internationally. Super early bird...
78 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Events
Honduras Economic & Community Development (HECD) - OIC, IDH & Maria Elena & Arnoldo Alvarez
For years, Jannalee Anderson has been traveling from Canada to Honduras with a group from her church, bringing medical supplies for the rural doctors and visiting with the Honduran people in the villages. She is a friendly, caring woman with a soft heart and a great deal of compassion for...
95 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
The Honduras Economic & Community Development Story - Introducing the Characters
In order to enjoy and appreciate a good story, we identify with the characters and get to know them. Honduras is a character of it's own. A beautifully rugged Central American country. Situated just south of Mexico and Guatemala, it is a stunningly Caribbean, Spanish laced, tropical...
96 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
The Mid-Point Report of a Microcredit Project
As the Honduras Economic & Community Development Team (HECD) moves ahead with future planning phases in Honduras, and another wonderful trip through the country, it's important that we continue to stay the course with the existing project, a $135,000 microcredit loan pool and operations...
117 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
What are the Expected Project Timelines?
It's not unusual to find that parts of the application process take longer than expected, including the signing of documents and the wiring and transfer of funds. As information is gathered (Community Needs Assessment, financial statements, application details) you may begin to feel...
117 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
Greetings To All
It is hard to believe the 2013-14 year is almost over with the upcoming RI Convention just ahead of us. This year, RAGM has several exciting events happening at the Convention. The first is our "Microfinance: Interest to Action" breakout session on...
124 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Global Brigades Calgary is now in Honduras. May 13, 2014
Believers in Internationalization Head to Central America
For many university students, early May marks the end of exams and the beginning of summer work. Not, however, for 19 University of Calgary students who are spending the week in Honduras with Global Brigades. Living...
126 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
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