Togo is one of the poorest countries in the world. Launched in 2018 this project in rural Togo has so far supported 123 entrepreneurs to start their small-scale business that will help them to become self-sufficient and find their way out of poverty.
Besides providing these entrepreneurs with small startup loans, the program includes support and coaching, training, business acumen, and collaboration within small groups.
In this program Rotary is collaborating with ACTION10 who supports with coaching and methods, and with S.E.VIE who is the local partner running the program on the ground in Togo.
Rotary Clubs behind this project are our own club RC Stockholm International together with RC Stockholm Ladugårdslandet, RC Stockholm-Sergel, and Rotaract Djurgården.
Rotary clubs across Italy coordinated to supply 28 hospitals with innovative technology to protect health workers and minimize transmission of COVID-19. More than 900 Italian clubs worked together to facilitate the urgent procurement and placement of over €1.3 million worth of equipment, as hospitals and health workers faced critical shortages in March and April 2020. Support was also provided by Rotary clubs in the U.S. and Japan.
Today our club made a donation to UNHCR in support of the children and families fleeing war and violence in Syria. Our donation will contribute to the efforts of UNHCR in providing shelter, food, clean water, education and other necessities to those who have been forced to leave their homes.
In recognition of our donation we received a thank you letter together with this picture which says more than a thousand words could.