Imagine a young farmer in Rwanda
who has a small farm of only
two acres. He realises that he would be far more successful if he
could buy another two acres but he
does not have the cash.
He goes to the Microfinance Institution in his local town, they have a look at his scheme and agrees that it is a good idea and promise to raise the funds on condition that he attends classes to learn how to handle his money and to farm his land most economically. The Microfinance Institution then applies to Lend with Care who then show the loan on their website and ask for offers to lend part of the amount required. We, and many other lenders, then make their offers and the amount lent is taken from our account. The amount requested by the entrepreneurs is usually in the range of £200 to £5000. Our contribution is usually £200. As the entrepreneur pays back the loan so it is paid back into our account and when there is sufficient we can make another loan to someone else.
Rtn Jim Ellis-Jones is our Lendwithcare champion and our group started on 10th March 2014
We have made a total of 637 loans so far, with the repayments that have been made and lent again, our total lending amounts to £13,301.28 (figures correct as at 01/06/2022).
To date we have helped 3,272 entrepreneurs, 10,045 family members and created 2,256 jobs.
Our money has been used four times over! We receive no interest from these loans but we are sure that the entrepreneurs make good use of the loans to boost their standard of living of them and their families, their employees and the general economic life of their community.
'What We Do' Main Pages:
joining: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment. Water, sanitation and hygiene. Maternal and child health. Basic education and literacy. Community economic development.more
RI President Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.more
Globally, five billion people have no access to safe and affordable surgery when they need it. Mercy Ships operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, taking free medical care and surgery directly to those who need it most.more
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.more
· Some look a bit spooky · Andy has great background, just needs an orchid in there · Surely IPAD has a name. · Andrew left the party briefly, hence only 19/20 pictured · Not sure where Simon is.more
Our purpose and passion will help us Imagine everything Rotary is truly capable of! With 1.4 million worldwide, we have a chance to make even a greater impact on our communities and around the world.more
Friday 24th September 2021 If any pensioner would like an afternoon tea box delivered to them on that day please telephone 07931-684079 to leave your name, address and telephone number. A member of the Club will then contact youmore
Countdown to World Environment Day, choose a task every two weeks to help out the Environment. Complete one activity per two weeks from the calendar between 22nd March 2021 and 5th June 2021 (total 6 activities).more
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R I President Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow people to unite and take action through Rotary service.more
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A fun and enjoyable night was spent barn dancing in Barton-le-Clay Village Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 Music from the group Abella and the caller was Andy Rouse. Highly tasteful Hog Roast supplied and cooked by John Fraser and Clair Burtonmore
The bee orchid has been the emblem of the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay since its foundation. The orchid, Ophyrs apifera var. aurita, grows wild on the Chiltern Hills behind the village of Barton-le-Clay.more