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.
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
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.
As you know, Right Sharing of World Resources has several projects in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus is spreading at an alarming rate.
Unfortunately, we have a number of projects in especially vulnerable areas.
We are told that simply accessing chlorine and soap buckets in this impoverished country is critical in containing the disease. We are hoping to provide these essentials in the areas our staff associates are still able to visit.
Therefore, if you would like to send a donation to the RSWR office, designated for “Ebola Prevention” (the purchase of soap/chlorine and buckets) please do so by August 21 and we will wire the funds on August 23.
To read more about the situation from our field staff and RSWR’s response, click here.
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 email@example.com. Your application must be submitted by September 30th.