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Investing in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

3Rs: RAISE up RICE Farmers through ROTARY

Empowerment of 1650 rice farmers thru access to microcredit and trainings in rice mill operation


Funded by Rotary Grant

The project aimed to attain inclusive economic growth in a rice growing rural community. The farmers were perpetually indebted to loan sharks and rice traders.The farmers remain poor due to lack of capital and technical knowledge. The Rotarians worked with the Caritas Diocese & PinoyME Foundation to implement the project with a shared vision that agro enterprise is a way out of poverty. The project aimed to empower the rice farmers in key areas. We provided Php 3 million microcredit fund.Trainings were conducted to enhance the knowledge and skills of the staff in managing the rice mill & to develop a comprehensive & sustainable Rice Agriculture Technology & Rice Milling Facility management. We conducted field visits and group discussions amongst groups of farmer beneficiaries. And to increase the capacity of the farmers association to maintain their sustainable & profitable agro enterprise, the project implementers trained, mentored and organized the farmer organisations into an RCC.


Project location
Philippines
Project dates
Start: 24 August 2014
End:  10 September 2015
Created: 30 June 2015

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Project category
Community, Economic and community development
Funding
Rotary Grant, Caritas Diocese Libmanan
Project contacts
Maria Concepcion Navato Camacho, Makati-San Lorenzo| (contact)
Partners
Makati-San Lorenzo, Metro Manila, Philippines (Rotary Club)
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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
200
Hours
Number of volunteers
10
People
Total cash contributions
105,000
USD
Total in-kind contributions
-
USD

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