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Creating an HECD Fundraising Plan for $150,00017 days ago
Microcredit Committee Meeting Minutes July 201529 days ago
Peace through Economic Development65 days ago
Self sustaining water project in Honduras through Microcredit94 days ago
President's Message 2015 - 201699 days ago
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture100 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
Peace through Economic Development
463_255083031_3.jpgCrime 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 of growth - working capital. Through the microcredit banking system, which usually involves group guarantees, positive social values are...65 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Self sustaining water project in Honduras through Microcredit
457_734561655_3.jpgPartnerships 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 of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development, Opportunity International and CRCID to do due diligence and check on the progress of Honduras...94 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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:...99 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...100 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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Creating an HECD Fundraising Plan for $150,000
465_324310461_3.jpgHECD Phase III Planning Guide Honduras Economic and Community Development (HECD) Phase III Goal:  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 portfolio of IDH clients, however, if funds are...17 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Committee Meeting Minutes July 2015
464_703677866_3.jpgHonduras Economic and Community Development Minutes of the July Committee Meeting Meeting held at the Grey Eagle Hotel, Calgary on Friday July 24, 2015 Attendees: Chris Ritter, Steve Rickard, Duncan Stanners, Gail Williams, Tony Knight, Lori Farley, Tazim, Asaria, Judith Shearer, Judy Cochran, Jim...29 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
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...100 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...312 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
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