Duns Rotary goes Microlending

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. is a microfinance lending website from the development charity CARE International UK, in association with The Co-operative.  It allows people to make small business loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, and help them work their way out of poverty.  It currently supports entrepreneurs in Cambodia, Togo, Benin, The Philippines, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ecuador through partner microfinance institutions (MFIs) in these countries. does not charge any interest on the loans made to entrepreneurs by supporters.

What does actually do?

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 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.


What has Duns Rotary Club done?

In 2012 we set aside a budget of

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