Lend with Care Microfinance

Nearly 8 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.


Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity. Lendwithcare allows you to lend as little as £15 to fund a small business and once your money is repaid you can choose to recycle your loan to support another poor entrepreneur, or withdraw your money. Lendwithcare is currently working in ten countries.

Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity, Care International UK. 100% of the money loaned through Lendwithcare goes to the entrepreneur.

It starts with an idea

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.

The entrepreneur requests a loan

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.

We lend to an entrepreneur

The MFI uploads the entrepreneur’s profile to Lendwithcare. Where we can choose which promising business idea we would like to support.

The entrepreneur’s business grows

Entrepreneur profiles are updated so you can see how their business is transforming their lives.

Our loan is repaid

The entrepreneur pays back their loan in installments to the MFI, which transfers these repayments to CARE International. The repayment is credited to our Lendwithcare account. It’s as simple as that!

We decide what happens next

When the loan is repaid we can withdraw it if we wish. Or we can donate it to CARE International, or make another loan, helping more entrepreneurs turn their ideas and hopes for a better future into reality.

So far the Rotary Club of Aldridge has made 484 loans helping 1484 entrepreneurs and their 4744 family members, we have helped to create 1045 jobs. Of the £2915 credit we have added over the last few years we have been able to make £9664 in loans by reinvesting the money. As part of our Rotary District 1210 with our fellow clubs we have loaned £304,719.00

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Rotary recognises people who make a difference in the community.

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Garden of Reflection Plaque

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Run by Aldridge Methodist Church

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Becoming the junior vice president

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Walk Map

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Are you interested in joining The Rotary Club of Aldridge? If the answer is yes, please use the email link below and we will get back in touch with you shortly.

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Individuals and small businesses take loans supporting their businesses.

Nearly 8 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

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