"Empowering Women: Affecting Generations"

Right Sharing of World Resources is a Quaker micro-credit organization that supports grassroots income-generating projects in developing countries, led by women, many of whom are making less than a dollar a day.

How we work

Samson, with Marian Baker from New Hampshire (New England Yearly Meeting), an old 'African' friend. Marian spent years living and working in East Africa.  Note the 'Quaker bonnet' that Marian made.
Right Sharing of World Resources works with the assistance of field staff in Kenya, Sierra Leone and south India.

We invite groups from these areas to send proposals requesting seed money to begin a micro-enterprise program.

The projects must be compatible with the three principles which guide the work of RSWR:

1.Local Self-Reliance

2. Sustainability

3. Mutual Support and Accountability amongst group’s members

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In approving a proposal, RSWR enters into a covenantal agreement with members of the group.

RSWR and its supporters offer material resources, and our testimonies of peace, simplicity, equality, and integrity.

Project partners offer experience and expertise working with the poor, a vision of community, and a commitment to peace and justice.

Together, we can create the world of peace and justice that God desires.

Project Country Spotlight: Sierra Leone

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Can you spot Sierra Leone on a map?  This West African country, comparable in size to the state of South Carolina, is one of the three countries in which RSWR is focusing energy.

Sierra Leone has a long, violent history, including a recent civil war that raged for more than 10 years.The population of Sierra Leone is young – nearly half of the country’s six million inhabitants are under the age of 15. In rural areas where RSWR focuses its projects, more than 62% fall into that age range.
This new generation faces many challenges as well as opportunities.

When the civil war began in 2001, schools were destroyed, preventing 67% of young people from accessing public education. Today, two-thirds of the adult population of the country is illiterate. This situation is changing with the country’s active reconstruction, often incorporating literacy training.

RSWR is pleased to support 15 self-help groups in Sierra Leone. Entrepreneurial activities vary from the spinning of cloth fabric to crop raising and basket weaving.

The resilience of our Project Partners is heartening and inspiring. Learn more about individual projects and groups by clicking here, and please hold these brave women and their families in the Light.

We Are Hiring!

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Right Sharing of World Resources seeks a new General Secretary.

The General Secretary (GS) will provide Spirit-grounded leadership to Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR). This individual will work collaboratively with the RSWR Board on policies, plans and budgets. The GS will be responsible for the effective management of RSWR affairs. This leader will supervise an office staff of three, manage several contractors that support the administrative activities of the organization, as well as contracts with field representatives in Kenya, Sierre Leone, and India.

The GS will serve as the principal public face of RSWR, lead the development program, and maintain relationships with major donors. The GS must balance her/his own personal gifts of visioning, discernment and planning with deep listening, careful consultation and strong support for the exercise of similar leadership gifts by staff and volunteers.

RSWR office is currently in Richmond IN, but the GS may work remotely much of the time.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Desired start date is January 1st, 2015.

If interested, send letter of interest and resume to Beth Henricks at henricksbeth2@gmail.com.  Your application must be submitted by September 30th.

General Secretary Job Description