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Microfinance: Interest to Action Part 3 of 5

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Learn about six steps in the process of taking a microfinance project from an idea to sustainable success: identifying the initiative, choosing a microfinance institution, assessment, project design, financing, and implementation. The Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development will help you understand the basic concepts of microfinance, enabling you to help your club assess and choose projects.


Moderator: James Louttit, Chair & President, Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development
Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Ontario, Canada
Learn about six steps in the process of taking a microfinance project from an idea to sustainable success: identifying the initiative, choosing a microfinance institution, assessment, project design, financing, and implementation. The Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development will help you understand the basic concepts of microfinance, enabling you to help your club assess and choose projects.


Moderator: James Louttit, Chair & President, Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development Learn about six steps in the process of taking a microfinance project from an idea to sustainable success: identifying the initiative, choosing a microfinance institution, assessment, project design, financing, and implementation. The Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development will help you understand the basic concepts of microfinance, enabling you to help your club assess and choose projects.


Moderator: James Louttit, Chair & President, Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development
Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Ontario, Canada

Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Ontario, Canada

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Microfinance: Interest to Action Part 3 of 5

  1. 1. WHY EngagE RotaRYWHY EngagE RotaRY??
  2. 2. In Africa & South AsiaIn Africa & South Asia ~ 3.2 Billion~ 3.2 Billion
  3. 3. 7 Billion 3.3 B < $2/DaY3.3 B < $2/DaY 2.7 Billion2.7 Billion 27 Million/YEaR27 Million/YEaR PovERtYPovERtY
  4. 4. tHEtHE RotaRY FounDation’sRotaRY FounDation’s EFFoRtEFFoRt Doing Good in the WorldDoing Good in the World …to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation ofthe alleviation of povertypoverty
  5. 5. CHangE in gRantCHangE in gRant MoDElMoDEl ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND 50% 50% District Designated Fund World Fund SHARE Global GrantsDistrict Grants Other (Cash, DAF, Permanent Fund) 50% (max) 50% (min)
  6. 6. New GraNt ModelNew GraNt Model Achieve SustainableAchieve Sustainable ResultsResults Of the 6 Areas of FocusOf the 6 Areas of Focus Peace Conflict Prev. & Res. Disease Prev. Treatment Water & Sanitation Maternal & Child Health Basic Ed & Literacy Economic Comm. & Dev
  7. 7. why MicrofiNaNce?why MicrofiNaNce?
  8. 8. 0 Clean Water Wells – 600’ to 1000’0 Clean Water Wells – 600’ to 1000’ Water & SanitationWater & Sanitation New Source of waterNew Source of water
  9. 9. 400400 Eco – ToiletsEco – Toilets One Per Joint FamilyOne Per Joint Family have iNStalledhave iNStalled
  10. 10. Health Care CampsHealth Care Camps Disease Prevention & Treatment Maternal & Child Health ProvidiNG PeriodicProvidiNG Periodic
  11. 11. RecipientRecipient Economic & Community Developmen 10,000 Fruit Trees10,000 Fruit Trees Have PlantedHave Planted
  12. 12. Built RoadsBuilt Roads Economic & Community Development Electric PolesElectric Poles Have ProvidedHave Provided
  13. 13. adult literacyadult literacy initial First steP!initial First steP! Basic Education & LiteracyBasic Education & Literacy Education In Bengali, English &Education In Bengali, English & Accounting
  14. 14. Vocational Training ForVocational Training For MothersMothers Economic & Community Development MDG #3 Providing earning caPabilitiesProviding earning caPabilities
  15. 15. Loans to Women OnlyLoans to Women Only MicroFinance PrograMMicroFinance PrograM $100/Tailor$100/Tailor $75/Dozen Chicks
  16. 16. A Lot of oversight!A Lot of oversight! Deepa Walking the VillageDeepa Walking the Village Jayanta’s Warning!Jayanta’s Warning!
  17. 17. At PiyaliAt Piyali
  18. 18. Micro finAnce integrAL pArtMicro finAnce integrAL pArt of…of… Creating This ImageCreating This Image For Our Planet!For Our Planet!

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