Right Sharing of World Resources Grant Program to support Self-employment Projects for Poor Women
Applications are now open for the Right Sharing of World Resources Grant Program to support income generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self help group.
RSWR has two main goals:Provide grants for women in the developing world to begin small income-generating businesses so that they may help themselves and their families out of poverty.
Help Quakers in the United States learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.
Up to US $5,500 per year, for a maximum of five years.
Projects are funded one year at a time and each new proposal must target a new group of women.
The project must include a revolving loan component. They believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self sufficiency to very poor people. By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, they can multiple the impact of their grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.