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.
Simple gift-giving that keeps giving.
Honor your friends and loved ones by making a donation to Right Sharing in their name. Then, personalize our print-at-home holiday acknowledgment.
Additional printing instructions here.
If preferred, checks may be made out to: “RSWR” and sent to 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, Indiana 47374
Thank you for joining us in working for a more equitable planet.
We receive many more project applications than we have the money to fund. To remedy this, the Board has come up with a challenge for our donors. Board members have pledged $34,000 over and above their contributions last year to match new or increased donations by our supporters.
Therefore, if you gave $100 last year and you increase that to $150 this year, the Board will match the “new” $50.
If you make a contribution of $20 every month in 2014 and you increase that to $25 for the coming 12 months, the Board will match the “new” $60.
If you did not contribute last year, the Board will match your entire 2014 donation.
Please help us raise an additional $68,000 by December 31, 2014.
Thank you in advance for the lives you will be touching in 2015.
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. She will be leaving her current position as Administrator of the Tobias Community to take on the leadership of RSWR in January.
Read more about Jackie here.