At The Heart of Suffolk
The Rotary Club of High Suffolk operates in the north/central part of the county, an area which includes many small towns such as DEBENHAM, EYE, STRADBROKE, OCCOLD, and LAXFIELD
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FEATURE ARTICLE: LENDWITHCARE
LendwithCare is a microfinance initiative. Through LendWithCare we make loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, to help them help themselves and their community.
A Recent update from CARE Group Tujijuke in Rwanda.
This group of neighbours and friends came together two years ago with the assistance of CARE Rwanda to save small amounts of money together and assist each other with their farming activities. The group members live in an incredibly isolated mountain village in the district of Kabaya and are all engaged in small scale farming as a means to feed their families and generate an income. They grow potatoes, beans and maize on small plots of land that they rent. Although they have been able to pool small amounts of savings together, they have really struggled to improve their harvest as they were restricted to using small amounts of manure as fertiliser and this is pretty ineffective at generating high yields. They have used the loan they received from Lendwithcare to purchase good quality seeds and fertiliser. They have to travel a gruelling 40 minutes by foot to get to the nearest centre to purchase these farming inputs but they have already started to reap the benefits from this investment in their farming activities – in some instances doubling their yield. They hope in the future to be able to diversify their crop production so that they can harvest all year round. They would also like to grow enough that they can start to sell their crops to larger wholesalers rather than on a small retail basis to people in the surrounding villages.
We're not a secret organisation, or an international capitalist conspiracy - just a group of good friends having lots of fun whilst helping others!
Rotary is made up of mostly professional and business people, men and women, all races and religions, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members work locally, regionally, and internationally to build communities, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio, under the motto "Service Above Self"
Oh, and by the way, we have a lot of fun and friendship along the way!
Joining your local Rotary club is a great way to meet people, make contacts, and do some good in the world. Like any club, membership is by invitation, but we're always looking for new members, especially people who GET THINGS DONE.
Want to know more? Have a look at this video.
There's quite a lot of other stuff about Rotary on the web. Yoiu could also try this video (a bit American, but try to ignore that, and listen to what they're saying).
If you think that Rotary might be for you, email the club via the Contact Form. You won't regret it.
Short form of URL
If you got here through Google, or using the somewhat complicated Rotary address, try using our short URL: www.highsuffolkrotary.org
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 23rd January 19.00
Burns Night (OMH) - Susan / S&S committee
Wednesday 30th January 19.00
Club Meeting (OMH) - James
Wednesday 6th February 19.00
Club Meeting (OMH) - Handing over the money from Santa!
Presentation of the proceeds from our annual Christmas collection, to the Suffolk Holiday Opportunity Play Scheme, and to Suffolk Family Carers.
Wednesday 13th February 19.00
Club Meeting (OMH) - Ruth
Wednesday 20th February 19.00
Club Meeting (OMH) - Malcolm
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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Please contact the secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) )
We meet at:
The Old Mill House, Saxtead, Woodbridge IP13 9QE 01728 685064.