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Child Haven International is making a difference in the lives of over 1,000 children
There is a force in the universe that causes children to be excited about learning. You can see it in their faces at the Child Haven Orphanage & School. While visiting Kathmandu several Trekkers from the 2012 Rotarian Base Camp Tour visited the Child Haven Orphanage & school to...
198 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Nepal Greenhouse Pilot Project Progress Report 1
We kicked off the Nepal greenhouse pilot project in 2 areas, Khumbu and Humla, on 1 July.
Our partner in the Khumbu is GERES, an established French NGO who have been successfully building thermal mass greenhouses in Ladakh India for 15...
294 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Social Development
Sam Daley-Harris - Poverty, Purpose, Pitfalls, and Redemption
Sam Daley-Harris is founder of RESULTS, an international citizens' lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end poverty. Daley-Harris is also founder of the Microcredit Summit Campaign which surpassed its initial goal of reaching 100 million of the world's poorest families in...
538 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Impact investors earn more than good karma
Commentary: The majority of social enterprises profit
By Thomas Kostigen SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The majority of small, social enterprises aimed at doing good in the developing world are profitable, according to a new report by the Global Impact Investing...
540 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Rent-to-Own - Social Enterprise in Zambia
My name is Mark Hemsworth. Four years ago I left cow town to volunteer for Engineers Without Borders. They placed me with Africa's largest exporter of honey, located in a remote part of Zambia where the average farmer earns less than $.30 a day in cash. This was doubled through...
602 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Social Development
Horns of the African dilemma, poverty and illiteracy
In two brief articles, students Sara Joe Wolansky and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim have caught the essence of rural Africa and how best to address the two horns of the African Dilemma, poverty and illiteracy. Sara wrote , "Opportunity International in Ghana....provides services such as micro...
618 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Winners Rotarian Peace Photo Contest
Winners 2009 - 2010
First Place - Elvine Skoretz
2009-2010 It's in your hand... This was Rotary International's theme for the Year 2009. In one of her last months of life I witnessed my blind mother-in-law pass her love by the touch of her hand to her...
641 days ago by RPPC, Category: Social Development
Directed by multi-award winning director Jamie Doran
Remember Band Aid, Live Aid and developed countries' determination to 'Feed the World'? Well, we failed. There are more Africans living in extreme poverty today than ever before.
649 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Social Development
Microcredit, Illiteracy Classes and Family Planning in Alexandria
By Kai Hylla Alexandria in Egypt: In the various slums of the metropolis in the Nile Delta a lot a people live under the poverty line. Rotary, Rotaract and the Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth and Sustainable Development (RFPD) have been addressing this problem with a...
669 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
The Social Entrepreneur's Handbook: How to Start, Run and Build a Business that Improves the World
Social enterprise has been touted as one of the most promising ways to solve some of the world's problematic issues, by using the philosophies of for-profit business to create organizations that are both mission-driven and profitable. In his new book,
683 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Social Development
Micro insurance ''Helping the poor weather life's storms''
Many folks interested in microcredit wonder about the growth of ancillary or adjunct businesses. Micro insurance is one such service. It is alive and well as shown by MicroEnsure's award on 16 June 2011 from the global FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards committee. MicroEnsure...
687 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
Community Development on the World Stage
A first for Rotary's Future Vision Plan came about at the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans in May 2011 when Oikocredit and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) came together to make presentations at the Economic and Community Development Workshop hosted by The Rotarian...
688 days ago by RAGM, Category: Social Development
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