The club is delighted to support and recommend Lendwithcare, an organisation that brings together entrepreneurs in developing countries with people with the power to help them - people like you. Run by one of the world's leading aid and development organisations, Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way for you to help people in the developing world to transform their lives.
The Clubs account has already supported 200 entrepreneurs with loans totalling over £3000 . You too can support this individually by opening an account and linking your personal loan to them Stockport Lamplighter lending team . Linking to the team is simply a way of promoting the club , the loans (and your money) are still yours to control , reinvest or withdraw .
Whether it's opening a market stall, or perhaps a small tailoring business, or diversifying the crops they grow, people across the developing world are bursting with business ideas – all they need is a helping hand to get started.
Entrepreneurs approach a local Microfinance Institution (MFI) that is a Lendwithcare partner and, if their ideas show promise, they get the go-ahead for the loan they need to get their business going.
The MFI uploads the entrepreneur’s profile to Lendwithcare. You can see these in the Entrepreneurs section, where you can choose which promising business idea you’d like to support.
Entrepreneur profiles are updated so you can see how their business is transforming their lives.Your loan is repaid
The entrepreneur pays back their loan in installments to the MFI, which transfers these repayments to CARE International. We then credit the repayment to your Lendwithcare account. It’s as simple as that!
When your loan is repaid you can withdraw it if you wish. You can also donate it to CARE International or like the club , you can make another loan, helping more entrepreneurs turn their ideas and hopes for a better future into reality.
This short video, shows just how it works:
more With the recent announcement by the WHO that Polio has been eradicated from Africa this is a good time to review the current situation .
more In March 2015, Carol and Brian Cross visited the home that we have supported in the past. They sent this note and photographs from there.
more An intercultural learning adventure for 7-11 year olds.
more An Intercultural Learning Adventure for 7-11 year olds
more A letter from South Africa.
more Rotarian Carol Cross makes regular visits to Khensani School in South Africa. In January Carol gave a talk to the club about her experiences. #PeopleOfAction
more Members of the club took part in the event on Sunday 14th April at Glossopdale school. #PeopleOfAction
more Cataract operations in India
more The club was represented at the recent Rotary International convention in Toronto . This was attended by over 25,000 rotarians from all over the world
more Alan Brooks, a Rotarian from Hebden Bridge, talked to us recently about the Hope Community Village in India. We have supported this project with an Â£875 donation which we got matched with an Â£875 grant from District Rotary.
more Club member Carol Cross once again visited the school in Khensani, South Africa. She writes about this below.
more Milton spoke about the Charity Wheelchair Foundation and corruption in South Africa.
more There is a close relationship between the United Nations and Rotary , more details below.
more Once again, together with Sandra Bhargava, we sponsored an Eye Camp in India.
more Club members took part in a Food Packing Event in Warrington.
more Details of four recent donations as part of our international work.
more 47 patients receive cataract operations.
more Carol Cross has been a regular visitor to Khensani School, in South Africa. The school recently produced a CD of the children singing, which can be seen on YouTube. Many thanks to Doug Cooper, in Cyprus, for production of the music and photo presentation.