Profiles from Right Sharing

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

Board Member

Doug Smith started as a RSWR Board member in Spring 2016. Doug is a member of Reno Friends Meeting, an unprogrammed meeting of Pacific Yearly Meeting. He lives with his wife Cheri in Carson City, Nevada, and recently retired from a career in Risk Management. He found out about the work of RSWR from a friend who recommended he get involved. He finds his service on the Board interesting and rewarding, and is planning a trip to India to visit projects in January 2018.

Project Member

Anitha Karuppan is a member of Rural Health Development Center (RHDC) in Tamil Nadu, India. She previously worked with her husband as a farm laborer, however due to poor rainfall and failing crops they couldn’t make a consistent income. Through her women’s group she received a loan from RHDC and began a vegetable vending business. RHDC’s 6-month report in March 2017 reported that she was making a consistent income and was able to send her two sons to school.


Arlene Kelly has been a faithful donor to Right Sharing for many years. A native Philadelphian, she lives with her partner in Germantown and is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. She is a retired social worker and counselor, and is an active volunteer in many groups and organizations. Arlene supports Right Sharing due to the unique role is has among other Quaker organizations of empowerment through microeconomic programs.