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Creating an HECD Fundraising Plan for $150,000
HECD Phase III Planning Guide
Honduras Economic and Community Development (HECD) Phase III
To raise up to $150,000 for the newly established Santa Barbara Branch office of IDH, located in Santa Barbara Honduras. Funds will be used primarily for the loan...
17 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Committee Meeting Minutes July 2015
Honduras Economic and Community Development
Minutes of the July Committee Meeting Meeting held at the Grey Eagle Hotel, Calgary on Friday July 24, 2015
Chris Ritter, Steve Rickard, Duncan Stanners, Gail Williams, Tony Knight, Lori Farley, Tazim, Asaria,...
29 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Peace through Economic Development
Crime and Community Development
There is a positive correlation between crime rates and poverty and together they weaken communities by dwindling resources. Microcredit can strengthen communities through economic development by providing access to the essential component...
64 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Self sustaining water project in Honduras through Microcredit
Partnerships Make the Near Impossible Seem Routine
Rotarians Steve Rickard, Chris Ritter, Jim Louttit and Duncan Stanners from the Calgary West Rotary Club, D5360 visited Honduras on April 18th to 24th, 2015, along with representatives from the Canadian government Department...
94 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
President's Message 2015 - 2016
As we all head toward sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil for the annual Rotary International Convention, my comments are brief. Both MicroFinance and Rotary are about leveraging our resources. It's about leveraging our money and our talents. Being from Detroit where they...
99 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture
A video by
After two years in Bangladesh, visiting with the Grameen Bank while producing the Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (http://bonsaimovie.com/), film producer and director Holly Mosher...
100 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
The Honduras Program (HECD) at District Conference
- Discussion Notes on 2015 DisCon 5360 Breakout Session
- Calgary West Rotary Club
Calgary West Rotarians Steve Rickard, Duncan Stanners, and Chris Ritter Steve begins by recalling how all...
100 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Grameen Foundation In Times of Change
Great leadership and a classy departure are the signs of a true visionary. Alex Counts (who humorously noted that his was one of the few names that existed as a full sentence) tells about his life and times at the helm of the Grameen Foundation. It is a truism that acknowledging the...
101 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Can Microfinance End Poverty?
World Bank Study - Microcredit in Bangladesh is "substantially responsible for improving people's lives"
Responding to recent information (Wall Street Journal - Call for New Microcredit Models) saying "New scholarly research showing that tiny loans to poor entrepreneurs...
115 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Summit Campaign Joins World Bank's Financial Inclusion Efforts
Financial Access & Inclusion are Stepping Stones out of Poverty
The Microcredit Summit Campaign joins the World Bank Group and their coalition of partners -- including MasterCard, Visa, Mandiri, the State Bank of India, Equity Bank, and Bandhan -- in making a commitment to...
120 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Bona is the new Manager of Economic & Community Development for The Rotary Foundation
For Bonaventure, helping underserved communities is "empowering them to make meaningful change and promote their own priorities."
Bonaventure joins Rotary after more than two years in Haiti, where he was the Country Director for an international NGO focused on education and...
125 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Calls Grow for a New Microloans Model
New scholarly research showing that tiny loans to poor entrepreneurs fail to raise incomes prompts fresh debate,
By ERIC BELLMAN - Wall Street Journal March 17, 2015 5:30 p.m. ET Some of the world's top experts in microlending recently gathered to debate a hot topic: Has...
139 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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