Support for International initiatives
We support Shelter Box
Shelter Box works with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to rebuild their lives.
They locate and store shelter boxes at strategic points around the world, so that disaster relief is both immediate and effective.
Haiti Earthquake disaster
East Grinstead Meridian has helped this charity since it began by helping to re-stock shelter boxes on a regular annual basis. We were available to help with the recent 2021 Haiti disaster. Following a powerful and devastating earthquake in Haiti, Rotary is playing a role in the immediate and long-term response through ShelterBox and the Rotary Disaster Recovery Trust.
We support the Lend with Care Initiative
Lend with Care is a microfinance lending website from the development charity CARE international UK, launched in 2010.
It allows entrepreneurs in developing countries to apply for loans which will help them improve their business and work their way out of poverty.
East Grinstead Meridian has made regular loans over many years to a wide range of entrepreneurs and has enjoyed a 100% record of repayment.
Rotary clubs have been helping communities grow by providing loans to entrepreneurs across the world. The scheme, working with the charity Lendwithcare, has so far provided more than £1.3 million from Rotary clubs to help those fighting their way out of poverty.
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