Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day.
- 795 million people, 1 in 9 worldwide, do not have enough to eat.
- 60% of the world’s hungry are women and girls
- 70% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood
Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty and last year the Rotary Foundation gave $9.2million to grow local economies.
Our members and our Foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.
Recent programs have included helping local women in Guatemala complete financial literacy courses so they could pool their money and fund their own microlending program.
In Ecuador, granting micro-loans and training community members in sewing, baking, plumbing, microcredit, business management, and leadership.
And in West Cameroon, helping farmers develop the skills they need to improve soil fertility, control soil erosion, and market their produce. The results have been increased crop yields and profits.
If you and your club are interested in initiating or participating in a global project in this Area of Focus your District Foundation Team is a great resource.
Source - www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/growing-local-economies
John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024
Rotary District 6970