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.
This time of year more than any, we are encouraged to feel a sense of gratitude and express it. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 encourages us to “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances….”
Our Gratitude Calendars, in both Adult and Children’s versions, are an excellent tool for exploring the daily practice of thanksgiving and to continue the discussion of affluence and poverty in the world.
Honor your friends and loved ones by making a donation to Right Sharing in their name.
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Right Sharing is growing and we invite you to learn about it!
We now have projects in new geographic areas that once seemed too remote for us to reach. We are also supporting projects for women who once relied on prostitution or cleaning toilets as the only skills they thought they had. Finally, for those who like financial figures, we’re letting you know why are we now on an accrual budget. Click here to read the report.