Foundation Minute for Week of March 11


Nearly 800 million people live on less that $1.90 a day!  Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.  Rotarians and its foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women in impoverished communities.  It provides training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions. It creates opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.


In Guatemala the Rotary Club of Guatemala de la Ermita helped 400 local women complete financial literacy courses, so they could pool their money and fund their own microlending program.  In Esmeraldas, Ecuador Rotary members helped grant more than 250 microloans, and train more the 270 community members in sewing, baking, plumbing, microcredit, business management and leadership.


And in West Cameroon, Rotary members gave farmers skills to improve soil fertility, control soil erosion, and market their produce resulting in increased crop yields and profits.


Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen.  Thank you.