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Microcredit - Water Opportunities in Honduras
424_620453039_3.jpgHonduras Water / Microcredit Project What do you say to the Priest of a poor community that has been promised a water distribution system for over 30 years with no apparent movement by the authorities in that direction. Rotary says we can deliver. That's exactly what happened when at this time last year Duncan...13 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Rotarian Action Group For Microfinance & Community Development Call For Nominations
Friends, The leadership of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance & Community Development (RAGM) is seeking the input of RAGM members on the issue of Nominees for the RAGM Board of Directors. The RAGM Nominations Committee seeks to complete its slate of nominations with the inclusion of one individual from Canada for...17 days ago by SDR, Category: Events
HiMat - Community Development in Pakistan
422_242631859_3.jpgWhat Is Himat? by Michael & Judie Bopp Himat is a small, catalytic and amazingly effective area development initiative in one of the most remote regions of northern Pakistan. It is the brainchild of veteran international development practitioners Michael and Judie Bopp. After working in development around...18 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Graduation Program
421_150183942_3.jpgMicrofinance solutions have provided the poor with financial access like never before. Microfinance Institutes (MFIs) have been able to demonstrate the usefulness of Microfinance in assisting large populations overcome poverty.  However, rapid emergence of the sector has taken place in the absence of well-informed government...57 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Honduras Economic & Community Development Update
420_603525956_3.jpgHECD Progress with Microcredit Funding There are a few exciting updates regarding the success of the Micro Credit project in Honduras... everything is running smoothly and is on track as planned.. 1. The new loans officers were hired and trained, and 2 new motorcycles purchased for them to reach their rural...57 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Is Microcredit alleviating Poverty?
418_949079884_3.jpgMicrocredit generally benefits borrowers, according to new research focused on Mexico's biggest for-profit microlender - but it's not lifting people out of poverty. In a multi-year, randomized evaluation of microloans provided by Compartamos Banco, Yale University economist Dean Karlan, with collaborators Manuela...65 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World - And How You Can Help
419_755951086_3.jpgI believe that every life is valuable; that we can make things better; that innovation is the key to a bright future; and that we are just getting started by Bill Gates 11 Dec 2013 An insightful look at the poverty reduction philosophy behind Bill & Melinda Gates; not surprising Bill is a confirmed capitalist. He...65 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Rotary International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Steve Rickard, Micro-credit, Angela Kokott, NEWSTALK 770
417_645626650_3.jpgSteve Rickard, President of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance for Community Development (world wide) talks to Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today, the afternoon drive program on Southern Alberta's talk show powerhouse, NEWS TALK 770 (CHQR). Steve describes the Rotary District 5360 partnership with the Bill Gates...75 days ago by SteveR, Category: Microcredit
Starting the Global Grant Application Process
415_284718990_3.jpgWhen it comes to filling out forms and applications, my recommendation is to first print out a copy of all related documents from and review them with your team members as a starting point. The documentation will clearly guide you in a step by step fashion. I highly recommended to review and address ALL of the...78 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
How the Microcredit Process Works & What is an MFI?
414_732988304_3.jpgThe idea behind an ongoing microcredit project, is that the funds are loaned out, often in amounts as small as $100 to $500, paid back with interest within a short time period (often 3 to 6 months), and loaned out again, creating the successful, sustainable cycle. A portion of the loan interest is used to cover small loan...78 days ago by BChinnery, Category: Microcredit
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