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Understanding Microfinance Workshop Series: Is all microfinance created equal?
385_799977779_3.jpgUnderstanding Microfinance Microfinance has been praised as one of the most powerful tools to alleviate poverty. It is widely supported by Canadians with many investing in organizations such as Kiva, Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus' Grameen Foundation and other microfinance...393 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance Workshop Series: Interest rates, how are they determined and why are they so high?
384_979543209_3.jpgUnderstanding Microfinance Microfinance has been praised as one of the most powerful tools to alleviate poverty. It is widely supported by Canadians with many investing in organizations such as Kiva, Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus' Grameen Foundation and other microfinance...393 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
What is sustainability?
Thanks to the video folks at Rotary International and guest appearances by knowledgeable spokespersons like PDG Brad Howard, we have a powerful summary of what it takes to engage a community in their own self help. When the community is sufficiently engaged sponsorships are easier to find...479 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Students Focus on Calgary Microcredit
360_799855709_3.jpgIf you were part of a student group charged with producing and presenting an eight minute video about the creation of small business designed to help people work their way out of poverty, would you think to look for Microcredit. Pointing to the power of education, this is what...501 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance - Intensive field study course in Bangladesh
359_880055904_3.jpgVisit the birth place of contemporary microfinance to see how it actually works. Christoph Schultz (
understandingmicrofinance@gmail.com) is planning an intensive field study course on Microfinance to take place in Bangladesh this...508 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Twenty years of accomplishments - Uniendo America
348_539018577_3.jpgCarlos Gardel, with his incomparable voice, sang to us! Our Project Fair, "Uniendo America-Uniting America", has just turned twenty; twenty years of promoting friendship among Rotarians of Central America and the world, as well as supporting the needy with Rotarian...556 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance Workshop Series - May 11 and May 25 in Calgary
345_727386633_3.jpgMicrofinance is praised as one of the most powerful tools to alleviate poverty. It is widely supported by Canadians with many investing in organizations such as Kiva, Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus' Grameen Foundation and other microfinance institutions (MFIs). There is, however, a...576 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
The International Bank of Bob
339_749210092_3.jpgWhy do we feel more comfortable with first-hand accounts and dismiss wholesale claims? Well, in microcredit circles it is because we are willing to suspend our disbelief long enough to see the power in the image of first-hand or personal accounts. Follow this logic as you read from the...627 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
World Community Service Projects - District 5360
337_877953582_3.jpgBelow are some of the inspired microcredit & community development projects we're working on in the District 5360 Microcredit Task Force. Note, we are expanding our District focus to include community development in keeping with the evolving role of RAGM - The Rotarian Action Group for...647 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Donors Still Give, For Different Reasons
330_572018252_3.jpg15 Nov 2012 by Patrick Sullivan In this extract reporting on Charity studies  in the USA, several relevant points emerge. A donation is a conversation starter - not an end in itself. Donors want to go on to contribute in ways beyond  their money. Online giving is the most...663 days ago by Editor, Category: Other
Who runs a social business?
327_337344858_3.jpgIn 2005, the Bitcons founded Bubbles Car Wash as a social, for-profit enterprise. Bubble's mandate is to "provide employment, mentoring, advocacy and funds for vulnerable members of our community." Andrew & Tracy Bitcon are not two-bit operators when it comes to developing a social...671 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Costa Rican Rotarians visit High River
322_845157358_3.jpgA stir is the best way to describe the impact of a visiting Rotary Past District Governor. In this case, PDG Fabio Carballo and his partner Dr. Melania Pacheco visited on a southern Alberta multi-city tour. They were hosted first in Calgary by PDG Steve & Marie Rickard, then by...684 days ago by Editor, Category: News
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