Through partner microfinance institutions in the developing countries, it receives details of entrepreneurs and funding proposals they have put together with the microfinance institutions. The entrepreneurs are all individuals trying to improve themselves and their life prospects and many also are small employers. The proposals set out the amount required and its purpose and they specify a repayment schedule.
Every proposal is set out on the website and UK funders can choose whom they wish to support and the amount they wish to loan. Typically a project will be funded by several or numerous small loans and once it is fully funded on the website the money is transferred by lendwithcare.org to their local partner agency and the money made available to the entrepreneur. As it is repaid it is recredited to the UK funders who may re-invest it, turn it into a donation to Lend With Care or take it back for their own use.
In 2012 we set aside a budget of
more KYDS Hockey, in response to a £250 donation from the Club, invited Duns Rotarians to a Training Session. President Eric went along to see for himself their enthusiasm for the sport.
more Lend With Care is a charity offering people in the UK the opportunity to make small loans to individuals in developing countries. Here are details of the scheme and Duns Rotary Club's actions.
more After a talk by Sue Hope about the Freedom From Fistula Foundation Duns Rotarians decided to support its project in Malawi. Other clubs were like-minded and donations have been pooled to gain a Global Grant from Rotary Foundation, which is now in place.
more Duns Citizen of the Year 2013 is Billy O'Brien, recognised as a tireless worker for community and fund-raising projects. He received the trophy at a recent club meeting,
more Duns Rotary Club offers two sponsorships per year for young people to attend Rotary's own camp for developing leadership skills, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). This page gives details of the scheme.
more Eliminating Polio has been a long-term goal of Rotary International. The Duns Club has been a committed supporter of this cause over the years and success is now tantalizingly close.
more For a number of years the Club has run a free lunch for pensioners in the Spring, complete with an afternoon's entertainment.
more For a number of years we have secured pre-Christmas visits from Santa to Duns and other nearby communities. This page gives details of some past visits and a contact form if you wish to find out more from Santa's Liaison Rotarian.
more We have supported Mary's Meals over a number of years. The linked pages give details of how we came to select this charity and the projects we have helped.
back This page gives access to details of the various Projects we support either financially or by running activities ourselves.