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...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...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...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
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, windowed, deserted and dalits. The leaders are selected from members of the group. The...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.
With the arrival of spring, we invite you to consider that it is “time to lighten your load.”
Since when could anyone find spirituality in garage sales? What are you talking about? Just think about the junk, the mess, the work, the dust on items left in the garage for months…years! This is all as mundane and earthy as it gets, and utterly disgusting! Yet, think again; in every aspect of garage saling there is opportunity for spiritual experience and meaningful soul growth. I hear you say, “Oh, come on now, how?” Read on to learn more about Garage Sale Spirituality.
Click here to read about the Simplify Life Garage Sale.
Click here for practical tips to help you plan your Garage Sale.
We are making a difference in women’s lives because of your support. There are many ways to contribute to RSWR – an immediate gift, a future gift, or gift generated by a special event. You may want to make a donation in honor of a family member or friend at holiday time or on other occasions.
What do you think about Right Sharing? How long have you known about us? What do you think of our website? These are just some of the questions on our latest survey. We need to hear from you. Your feedback is very important to us.
Please take a few minutes to fill this out this survey and mail it back to us.
Click here to go the 2013 RSWR Survey. We are sorry you cannot do this online. Please print and mail.
Samson Ababu, RSWR Field Representative from Kenya, concludes his visit to the US.
To view the press release about Samson’s visit click here.
Games are a great way to teach awareness about the inequities of how our world’s resources are distributed.
Click here to read descriptions of our games for youth and adults and to download and print copies for your own use.
2013 Poster and Greeting Cards now available.
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