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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...
18 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Students Focus on Calgary Microcredit
If 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...
40 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance - Intensive field study course in Bangladesh
Visit the birth place of contemporary microfinance to see how it actually works. Christoph Schultz (
) is planning an intensive field study course on Microfinance to take place in Bangladesh this...
48 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Twenty years of accomplishments - Uniendo America
Carlos 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...
95 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Understanding Microfinance Workshop Series - May 11 and May 25 in Calgary
Microfinance 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...
116 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
The International Bank of Bob
Why 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...
166 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
World Community Service Projects - District 5360
Below 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...
186 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Donors Still Give, For Different Reasons
15 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...
202 days ago by Editor, Category: Other
Who runs a social business?
In 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...
211 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Costa Rican Rotarians visit High River
A 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...
223 days ago by Editor, Category: News
Child Haven Orphanage & School Upgrade program, Kathmandu, Nepal
In Arubari, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal - Child Haven International aims to provide better quality facilities at Child Haven and thus improving the quality of life for day to day activities at the home. These two expected outcomes are part of a larger program of upgrades. Funding...
224 days ago by Editor, Category: Service Projects
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...
224 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
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