Unlocking the Potential of Colombian Youth

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.

Unlocking the Potential of Colombian Youth 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

President Margaret's Message December 2022

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At the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development Annual Meeting on July 27, 2022, our Membership adopted Policies designed to facilitate communication, expand educational opportunities on subjects that relate to community economic development, and establish Partnerships with Rotary Clubs and Districts throughout the world. We have implemented the following programs and strategies to engage and educate our Members:
President Margaret's Message December 2022 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

2022 RAGCED Virtual AGM

You are cordially invited to attend:

The 2022 RAGCED Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To Register: https://ragced.org/1/217/Contact_Us/
Please note the limit of 100 participants

Wednesday July 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST 09:00 Central (Chicago)

2022 RAGCED Virtual AGM 2022-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

Community Solutions Program

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide.

Rotary International is excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Community Solutions Program (CSP) that offers Rotarians across the United States the opportunity to host international fellows for a professional practicum at their workplace or a rich cross-cultural exchange through a homestay from August through November 2022

Community Solutions Program Les Miles 2022-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal

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.
Supporting Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal Vida Haven 2022-05-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Community Economic Development

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
 
 
 
Rotary and Community Economic Development 2022-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and the Savings Revolution

The Informal Economy
According to a recent report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 60% of the world's population participate in the informal sector - these are the legions of subsistence farm owners, market traders, street food sellers, seamstresses, and cobblers we see when we visit a poor country.
Since the 1970s, international development practitioners, including many International Rotarians, have supported the idea that with a small loan, those running "microbusinesses" in this informal economy will begin to prosper. Over the past several years, however, a growing body of evidence shows that while those with the best established businesses are prospering, most loans are used for immediate needs - food, medicine, school fees. For those living on the edge of survival, repaying these often costly loans is very difficult.

Rotary and the Savings Revolution Jeff Ashe 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0

Honduras Economic Development

HECD – Honduras Economic & Community Development – was birthed in 2012. It is a multi-faceted, multi-staged vision, founded on the principles of microfinance and sustainable development.

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Goal: for HECD to have 10 Phases and raise $1M for holistic microfinance / community economic development in Honduras.

Honduras Economic Development John Gilvesy 2022-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Yumbe Uganda Microcredit with TCP Global

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Attending a Zoom meeting of the Yumbe, Uganda provisional Rotary Club, my eyes welling up with emotion, I reached out in chat to another Zoomer who had just wiped her cheek. She admitted she too was tearing up. The club is not yet officially recognized by Rotary International, the women are well below the poverty line but they are already doing service projects.
 
 
Yumbe Uganda Microcredit with TCP Global 2022-03-20 04:00:00Z 0

Uniendo America Project Fair - 2022

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Welcome
Uniendo América Project Fair District 4240 - 4250, is a space in which Rotary clubs of the world meet to visualize, talk, exchange and decide to help less favored communities in our countries Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
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Empowering Women Video 2022-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Open to Grow - More Than Microcredit Bob Brown 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
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