Iringa Hope Micro Finance

Iringa Hope is an MN-based nonprofit founded by Dr. Thomas Hendrickson, a Lakeville Rotarian, to provide education, training, and microloans to the poor rural residents of the Iringa, Tanzania area. Through a coordinated program of training in managing finances, agronomy, and basic business management Iringa Hope trains its members to increase their incomes. Following training,…

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Water Project in Escuintla

In 2019, the Rotary Club of Edina completed a $400,000 global grant water project in Escuintla, Guatemala, in partnership with other Rotary Clubs from around the country and world and Water Missions International. This global grant funded the construction of a state-of-the-art water system, including a 40,000 water tower and a separate cholorination facility, serving…

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Indigenous Group Prenatal Care

Indigenous women in our Midwestern states have much higher rates of premature birth and infant and maternal mortality than other communities. As Rotarians, we can help! Five of these communities are requesting partnership from Rotary to help them implement a solution: they would like to offer Group Prenatal Care in their communities to improve outcomes…

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Save Lake Atitlan

The Northfield Rotary Club, Water for Guatemala grant was for $82,250 and the funds came from Rotary Clubs District 5960 and District 4740. In PHASE 1 the focused was on two communities, Nuevo Progreso and Chocol both in the municipality of Santa Lucía Utatlan SLA. Progress as of December 2018. Nuevo Progreso: A 43 meter…

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