Empowering women and girls in Kenya

By Pamela Tsimbiri Fedha, member of the Rotary Club of Nakuru, Kenya and David Copp, member of the Rotary Club of Davis Sunrise, California, USA Many girls in Kenya miss school during their menstrual periods because they cannot afford commercially available feminine hygiene products. They “make do” with pieces of cloth, towels, or anything else … More Empowering women and girls in Kenya

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

By Past President Linus Okezie EZE, Rotary Community Corps, Service Chair for District 9142 in Nigeria The Rotary Club of Eziama-Sunrise located in Nigeria partnered with the Rotary Community Corps of Amaokwe Item to host a Rotary Day to celebrate the opening of the Amaokwe Item Women Skill Acquisition and Development Centre. The celebration also … More Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

Inspiring Women of Action

By ShelterBox Local Rotarians in countries affected by disasters often contribute vital support to ShelterBox responses, providing valuable points of contact for Response Teams through first-hand knowledge, introductions, logistical assistance, and vital links into communities. Throughout August 2018, a series of earthquakes struck the Island of Lombok in Indonesia killing more than 460 people and … More Inspiring Women of Action

Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance

By Narayan Murarka, member of the Rotary Club Barrington Breakfast, USA; Francisco Viau and Oscar Diaz, Members of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala Sacatepéquez is a department in Guatemala with sixteen municipalities, Sumpango being one of them. A recent study showed the indigenous population in this region is higher than others and there … More Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance

Empowering women in Honduras 

By Vanessa Vegas, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager Throughout March, we celebrated women in many countries around the globe. It is a month when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It’s … More Empowering women in Honduras 

Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, and Mark Gibson, Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast, Illinois, USA At 54%, Guatemala has the highest malnutrition index in children younger than 5 years of age and has the highest chronic malnutrition index in Latin America and the Caribbean. Malnutrition in children increases the risk … More Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment

By George Poulakos, Member of the Rotary Club of Ventura, United States The only crossing between the South African country of Zambia and its neighbor Botswana is in Kazungula. The Zambesi River flows between the two countries, and all vehicles must be carried over on a pontoon. Commercial trucks wait in a queue for up … More Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment