Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN
We create opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.
Entrepreneurs use microloans to become street vendors, rickshaw drivers, weavers, and tailors.
The Power of Light
Rotary members team up with the Navajo Nation to bring solar lights to remote, off-the-grid homes, allowing people to work and learn at night.
Rotary International and Heifer International are teaching farmers to extend their growing season and help residents eat healthier, local food.
Rotary helps Tanzanians with albinism overcome stigma and superstition to find safety and a livelihood.
Adopt a Village
Rotary members use a multifaceted and coordinated strategy to break the cycle of poverty in extremely impoverished communities.
Entrepreneurs in rural communities can borrow money to buy livestock or plant crops, or get training in sustainable farming.