International providing much needed help around the world

International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

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International Projects that reach across the globe

Lendwithcare's mission is to lasting change in small communities and put money where it is needed most; 94p in every

International Projects that reach across the globe

Lendwithcare's mission is to lasting change in small communities and putmoney where it is needed most; 94p in every £1 goes to the poverty fightingprogramme to tackle the underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self sufficient.

In December 2013 our Club agreed to put £500 into this programme, a further £102 has been added by members. In 2016 we applied for a Rotary Grant that enabled us to add £1,000 more to what we are already doing.

The principle is that small loans are made based on very well vetted business plans and the loans are paid back over a pre-determined period. Due to the way Lendwithcare works there may be a small amount of grants that are not fully paid back. As the money comes back into our account it is reinvested in the people we decideto help in 3rd World countries around the globe.

To date (January 2018) our donations have:

  • 222 loans (132 enterprises have now fully repaid their loans)
  • Helped 1,020 businesses, 3,628 family members and created 592 jobs
  • Investments now stand at £4,940
  • Loans repaid £3,548
  • Supported businesses include - farming (raising livestock, rice and cultivation) embroidery at home, a general store a cooperative market stall an itinerant trader, greengrocer and tailoring

Rotarians and members of the public are encouraged to make their own tax efficient personal donations to Care International in the name of the Baldock Rotary Group

The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is a partnership between Rotary International clubs and the non-profit organisation Cooperative for Education (CoEd). This initiative provides badly-needed textbooks, computerlabs, scholarships, and literacy and training programs to underprivilegedchildren in Guatemala.

The Rotary Club of Baldock decided to support this initiative with a donation of £300 along with 104 other Rotary Clubs around theworld. Due to the way that Rotary grants work the £300 becomes £1,050. The result is that the largest grant ever given by the Rotary Foundation (Rotary’s OwnCharity) of £320,362 has been achieved.

Projects like this bring much needed literacy skills to children that can ultimately mean that they have the opportunity to be employedand develop a way out of potential poverty.

APOPO is an acronymfrom Dutch which stands for Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende ProductOntwikkeling, or in English, Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection ProductDevelopment.  

APOPO is an NGO, originally Belgian, whose activities began in Mozambique and Angola.In addition to demining, work has recently extended to tracing TB infections and (wider afield) for tracing illegal drugs. These tasks are carried out using giant African rats (“HeroRATs”),specially trained. Their keen sense of smell is more effective than common artificial sensing devices and (being a readily available local resource) isvery cost-effective


L.A.C.E.S. leveraging sport in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Responding to the Ebola crisis changes every day. This requires consistent interaction with community members and more specifically to those in the L.A.C.E.S. network and families. We are continuing the essential components of our program while keeping the children safe, engaged, active, and preparing them for the end of Ebola. We are investing in our children now to avoid the long-term neglect and deficit in development this crisis threatens


This project to send books to Kenya was started by the Rotary Club of Stevenage with many Clubs including Baldock donating funds.

Over 7,500 books were collected packed and transported by the Wine Society in Stevenage to Nottingham. In Nottingham, the National Police Aid Convoys combined our items with another charity’s (Friends for Kianjai, Kenya) and loaded them onto our 40ft container (£1,200 – a bargain!)

The container set sail on the 26th of May 2015. The voyage from Felixstowe to Mombasa will take approximately 35 days

When the container arrives the inside of the container will become a library that can be accessed by all and keep the books safely. 

Aquabox provides water filters and emergency supplies around the world, giving the gift of life to families and communities. Baldock Rotary Club sent 3 boxes to provide aid in the Philippines


Since 2012 ShelterBox has been a Rotary Project Partner

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