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The Future of Money
660_799408117.pngMobile Money - The evolution of  M-Pesa Editor's Note  While staying at a Bed and Breakfast in Kenya, Nairobi in 2010 we witnessed the power and ease of mobile money. It involved the costless transfer of Cell Phone Airtime. Peter Diamandis, in the...21 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Increase Connectors: Create Peace
659_702674176.jpg What is required to create greater peace? Increase connectors. Decrease dividers. That is what is required to create greater peace. This approach, embodied so eloquently and fully by the words and work of Mam Inday Irene Santiago, reminds us of the simplicity of...40 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Sustainable Development Rotary & the UN
658_447018252.jpgEconomic Development and the Sustainable Development Goals By Mel Wilson, PhD Whether talking about a country, a region or a local community, the concept of economic development is generally defined as intentional improvements in the economic well-being and quality...42 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Global Activity in Economic Development
657_290157900.JPGSeason's Greetings to All. By Jim Louttit, Past Pres. RAGM As we are coming to the end of another year, I want to share several stories with you about projects involving aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe.  This is to give you and your Rotary Club an...43 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
President's Holiday Message
656_864498721.jpgWhat Goes Around Comes Around By Nick Frankle, Pres. RAGM This is the time of year when we reflect on the events of 2019 and look forward to 2020.  As Rotarians, we have much to be thankful for.   We have been given the opportunity to make a difference...43 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Peace Conference Highlights
655_519514454.jpgEconomic Development is Central to Creating Peace in the World Join us on January 17 & 18, 2020 in Ontario, California, USA at the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020.  You will learn and share solutions to major issues happening in our communities, locally and...46 days ago by SDR, Category: Social Development
Rotary and UN's Sustainable Development Goals
654_519677215.jpgUnited Nations -  During a historic summit in 2015 they adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is an agenda for people, for the planet, for prosperity, for peace and for partnerships. It is about transforming our world by eradicating poverty and...85 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Building Peace and Community Development
653_953989823.jpgRotarians have always been peace builders.  As early as 1917, Paul Harris challenged Rotarians to talk about peace noting that "it takes more moral courage to speak about peace than it does to talk about war".  Through Rotary's history - our presence at the...85 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Build Entrepreneurship in Your Community
651_606835418.jpgOften we Rotarians prefer to focus on smaller club projects that we can complete in an afternoon or a Saturday morning.  We jump in, solve a problem, and then we're focusing on the next small project. But other times, we identify a big challenge and decide to take a...87 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
Women Economic Empowerment in Honduras
652_923580752.jpgEmpowering Women in Honduras the key to Community Development. The month of March is celebrated as International Women's month in many countries around the globe. It is a month when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether...87 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit for Farmers in Mubende, Uganda
650_781504472.jpgMicrocredit alive and prospering in Uganda After ten years the Mubende, Uganda microcredit project sponsored by the Abingdon Vesper Rotary Club has been building on its successes. Today the project is as fresh and popular with farmers as the day it started....93 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
What is the real purpose of a business?
649_525957054.jpgMore than the Triple Bottom Line What most of us learned in business school was the premise that the primary obligation of a business is to maximize profits and shareholder value for its shareholders or investors. But are corporations or is a business legally...104 days ago by SDR, Category: Economy
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