Rotarians taking action to empower communities

By Duncan Stanners, Rotary Club of Calgary West, Canada To help grow and empower a local community in Honduras, the Rotary Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM) teamed up with District 5360 Microcredit Task Force to implement the Honduras Economic and Community Development Program (HECD). Microfinance is a key component to a successful … More Rotarians taking action to empower communities

Growing local economies and communities

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  To promote growth and development of local economies and communities, the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals encourage us to focus on eradicating poverty, uplifting and empowering women, creating global partnerships for development, and ensuring environmental sustainability. According to the 2014 U.N. progress report, extreme poverty has been reduced by … More Growing local economies and communities

Microloans, the single largest anti-poverty tool?

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs. Original interview aired 1 April 2014 on Calgary West’s News Radio 770 Past District Governor Steve Rickard, District 5360, Canada, founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance & Community Development (RAGM), talks to Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today, the afternoon radio program on Southern Alberta’s talk show powerhouse, NEWS TALK 770 (CHQR) about … More Microloans, the single largest anti-poverty tool?