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Child Haven Orphanage & School Upgrade program, Kathmandu, Nepal
321_605994489_3.jpgIn 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...2230 days ago by Editor, Category: Service Projects
Child Haven International is making a difference in the lives of over 1,000 children
319_180118295_3.jpgThere 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...2230 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Telemedicine - The way of treating medically disadvantage poor in the Philippines
315_582909636_3.jpgWhile visiting in the Philippines, Past Rotary District Governor Steve Rickard met with Dr. Cecilia Del Castillo executive director of Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation and past president of the Bacolod West Rotary Club. Negros, an island in the Philippines, was particularly...2233 days ago by Editor, Category: Healthcare
Saving and Skill Development to Improve Livelihoods and Outcomes in Microcredit Projects
310_152435461_3.jpgAimed to benefit 40 women in each of three new communities in the southern Katmandu valley of Nepal, this project is designed to strengthen microcredit activities supported by CORE (http://www.core-international.org/). It will offer training in producing organic vegetables...2249 days ago by Editor, Category: Service Projects
Update: Microcredit Growing in Southwestern Alberta
306_168942080_3.jpgMicrocredit is famous for creating economic opportunity for those in need in the poorest areas of the world, but has also shown that it can be an effective anti-poverty strategy in our own communities. A new non-profit organization, the Southwest Alberta Community Loan Fund, was...2258 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Opportunity International Rotary In-Sight Trip to Honduras
304_614742861_3.jpgOpportunity International is one of the leading microfinance organizations worldwide with implementing partners in over twenty countries in the developing world.  Opportunity provides holistic microfinance to its clients through offering not just loans, but also savings...2259 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
What could Service Above Self look like in the country of Honduras?
286_223765214_3.jpgOne Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars for Microcredit in Honduras goes a long way. That's why D5360 Microcredit Task Force and Opportunity International, Canada have partnered to expand microcredit and financial services to Santa Cruz de Yojoa, 2.5 hours outside of the capital...2287 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Spain, Microcredit and the Challenges Ahead
228_698944250_3.jpgAt the November microcredit summit in Spain, we learned about the progress in microcredit which was both good and bad news. In the beginning the poor had no access to commercial banking. To understand the significance of this imagine where you would be today without loans for tuition,...2552 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Developing in Southwestern Alberta
207_139590952_3.jpgMicrocredit is famous for creating economic opportunity for those in need in the poorest areas of the world.  What about the poor in our own communities?  Can it work here as well? A new non-profit organization operating out of Lethbridge and the surrounding area believes so.  The...2609 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
Friends of Grameen release summary of Grameen and Yunus issues with Bangladeshi Govt.
190_317420270_3.jpgThe organization Friends of Grameen has published a fact-sheet about recent events regarding the Grameen Bank, Dr. Muhammad Yunus and the Bangladeshi government. Here is the full content of that document: Summary of Recent Issues Surrounding Grameen Bank and Professor...2631 days ago by Editor, Category: News
Horns of the African dilemma, poverty and illiteracy
178_242740366_3.jpgIn 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...2650 days ago by Editor, Category: Social Development
Taking Rotary Assistance to Communities and Children (T.R.A.C.C.)
140_978580209_3.jpgWhen Garth Toombs returned from a Discovery Tour in Uganda (2006) he had a list of over 30 humanitarian projects. Projects were assigned to, picked up by or shared amongst Rotary clubs throughout District 5360 (Southern Alberta, Canada). Garth's club, the Rotary Club of Calgary,...2730 days ago by Editor, Category: Microcredit
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