The Rotary Club of Westminster International in London, UK, has partnered with the Rotary Clubs of Dhulikhel and Gongabu, Nepal, on a microfinance global grant project that aims to support the economic development of Chittari Pokhari Village and to improve gender equality by increasing women's participation in the workforce.
Little did we know that the influence of this project would extend beyond just 50 women when the RC Bamako Ouest began a women empowerment project by having 50 women produce washing soap

With an extreme level of economic disparity, the odds are stacked against the youth of Colombia. 41.5% of the male youth, and 45.7% of female youth live below the poverty line. And before the pandemic a staggering 61.2% of rural youth were living in poverty. At first glance these numbers may seem discouraging, but for Investing Hope Foundation they also represent a significant opportunity. IHF sees the potential that these youth possess and seeks to unlock it by providing entrepreneurship and savings education that will have a lifelong impact. The organization has seen first hand how with the right education and resources the youth are able to overcome economic and social challenges to not only meet their basic needs, but even save for their future.


The mission of the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development (RAGCED) is to be a source of knowledge and expertise that helps Rotarians plan, implement, and manage impactful and sustainable economic development projects and create lasting change in poor and underserved communities.