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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...
602 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Opportunity To Join A Microcredit Global Grant Project - Ecuador, South America
Here is an opportunity to learn more about microcredit and Rotary Global Grants without having to do all the work.
Ecuadorian Rotarians need your help to assist some of their poorest people. This new microcredit Global Grant project will help people living in extreme...
1020 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
RAGM Board is bigger and better than ever
The new Board of RAGM was installed during our Annual General Meeting at no better place than the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. President and Chair Jim Louttit welcomed the new Board and vowed to raise the bar on inclusiveness. He stated "with the combined areas...
1028 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Improve your project's sustainability
In the July 2013 edition of Rotary Leaders a video article by author and microcredit expert Marilyn Fitzgerald stands out because of its clarity on sustainability. It is true that having a 20 year donor is not the same as creating a sustainable program. Leadership from all participants -...
1036 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Rotary Microcredit Sponsor Opportunities
Would your club like to sponsor a new Rotary microcredit project? International Partner Lead Clubs are needed for the proposed projects listed below. International Partner Clubs help plan the microcredit project, assist with the Global Grant application, and provide the primary source...
1059 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
Book review - Ripples From The Zambezi by Ernesto Siroli
In the increasingly difficult economic climate to start a business Ernesto Sirolli says, one needs to NOT work alone. Advocates are needed in many walks of life and entrepreneurs are no different. Business people can be talented in producing a tremendous product and capable of generating...
1061 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Social Enterprise - Branding & CEOs
If your business interests include growing in the Social Enterprise arena you will want to consider, how the chief architect of the company's change - the CEO - will need to change. Only the CEO can lead the company in the direction of Social Enterprise but it is the employees that must...
1071 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Microcredit program helps small businesses in Northern Illinois
By Narayan Murarka, chair of the microcredit committee for the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Barrington, Illinois, USA For several years, microcredit projects have been helping eliminate poverty by providing small loans to poor women in developing countries. But the need isn't...
1071 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
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...
1079 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...
1090 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...
1119 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...
1123 days ago by RAGM, Category: Microcredit
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