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President's Message 2015 - 20165 days ago
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture6 days ago
The Honduras Program (HECD) at District Conference6 days ago
Grameen Foundation In Times of Change8 days ago
Can Microfinance End Poverty?21 days ago
Microcredit Summit Campaign Joins World Bank's Financial Inclusion Efforts27 days ago
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Ending poverty together one small loan at a time.
RAGM is a group of Rotarians providing leadership and guidance to other Rotarians in the elimination of poverty through microfinance.
Our Publications
President's Message 2015 - 2016
462_751407358_3.jpgBom Dia 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 still make cars -- A MicroFinance program is like a finely tuned automobile when all four cylinders are engaged.  Those 4-cylinders are:...5 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture
461_540619055_3.jpg MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture A video by Holly Mosher After two years in Bangladesh, visiting with the Grameen Bank while producing the Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (, film producer and director Holly Mosher noted that most of the Grameen borrowers did well.  But when a borrower's family experienced a health issue that made it hard for them to...6 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Grameen Foundation In Times of Change
459_280161698_3.jpg 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 behaviour you appreciate tends to cause more of the same. The following clip from the longer Blog article written by Alex is an insight into...8 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Can Microfinance End Poverty?
458_857337262_3.jpgWorld 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 fail to raise incomes prompts fresh debate", Bob Sample writes in his blog that Microcredit absolutely helps the poor out of poverty if the...21 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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The Honduras Program (HECD) at District Conference
460_666744814_3.jpgMICROCREDIT TODAY - Discussion Notes on 2015 DisCon 5360 Breakout Session By Judy Cochran - Calgary West Rotary Club Presenters: Calgary West Rotarians Steve Rickard, Duncan Stanners, and Chris Ritter Steve begins by recalling how all this got started back in 1984. He saw...6 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
The Soul of the Next Economy & Local Entrepreneurs
449_452050261_3.jpgRotary's microfinance gives local entrepreneurs a hand up by Maureen McManus Rotary Cub of High River In the past, High River Rotarians Wally Gardiner and Maureen McManus have attended the annual Calgary Microcredit Conference. This  has now broadened beyond international development to include the areas...218 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Honduras, Rotary & the Canadian Government
445_216142601_3.jpgThe Power of Rotary in Honduras - Honduras Economic and Community Development (HECD) How District 5360 Clubs have set the bar for international projects in the new RI directives What started as a District 5360 Microcredit Task Force initiative in 2012 has evolved into a multi-year, high impact, collaborative,...245 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Rotary Supports Microcredit Forum in Calgary October 2014
441_161997636_3.jpgCorporate 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 October 3-4, 2014 to discuss the changing...292 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
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