Poor women in particular benefit from microfinance services. Women’s status, both in their homes and in their communities, is elevated when they are responsible for managing loans and savings. The ability to generate and control their own income can further empower poor...Read More
Poor families with access to financial services are more likely to send their children to school, and the children stay in school longer. Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is a program of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) supporting grassroots projects for...Read More
Studies of the impact of microcredit in more than 24 countries found dramatic improvements in household income levels. The studies found that access to microcredit allowed the borrower to increase the number of goods or services sold and reduce the costs of supplies and raw...Read More
The empirical evidence is clear: those working poor who participated in micro credit programs with access to financial services were able to advance their personal and family standard of living, much more than those who did not have access to micro credit. Right Sharing of...Read More
Many women members of microfinance groups no longer believe they should be dependent or that they should remain confined to the home. They are more likely to send their daughters to school. Through their involvement in microfinance, many women become leaders, instigating change...Read More
Many qualitative and quantitative studies have documented how access to financial services has improved the status of women within the family and the community. Women have become more assertive and confident. In regions where women’s mobility is strictly regulated, women...Read More
Microfinance has drawn millions of women into commercial economic activities for the first time, enabling them to take advantage of new opportunities and develop new roles as cash income earners and economically active members of the community. The impact of microfinance...Read More
Self help group (SHGs) formed in rural India operate on the principles of mutual trust, co-operation and interdependence. Membership is offered to the poorest of the poor, handicapped, widowed, deserted and dalits. The leaders are selected from members of the group. The SHG...Read More
Microfinance has drawn millions of women into commercial economic activities for the first time, enabling them to take advantage of new opportunities and develop new roles as cash income earners and economically active members of the community. The impact of microfinance on...Read More
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.
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:
3. Mutual Support and Accountability amongst group’s members
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.
On a sunny but crisp autumn afternoon, conversation and laughter could be heard in the hallways of First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina where a baby shower was being held on the second floor. Surrounded by smiles and colorful plates of sweets and finger foods, mother Emily McCollum confirmed her previous gracious announcement that this shower would also honor a favored organization of hers–ours–Right Sharing of World Resources.
We were touched and wanted to know more. To see more photos and read our interview with Emily, click here.
If you are interested in hosting an event that honors Right Sharing of World Resources in some way, contact us for ways we may be able to help: email@example.com
Her international experience began in Norway where she did an internship in an educational program for mentally challenged youth. She spent nearly a decade in Guatemala, part of which she served in the Peace Corps. She has also led five trips to Cuba to visit NEYM’s sister Yearly Meeting there.
Jackie has many years’ experience with not-for-profit organizations including 22 years as Head of School for The Meeting School in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Read more about Jackie here.