Time for the annual KIVA report! For those of you who aren’t aware, KIVA is a microloan program that allows us to give small loans to people who need it. Currently, we have lent $1,225 to various different people from all over the world. We prefer to donate only $25 at a time and to individual women. Due to this, we have lent money out to 49 different people in 20 different countries. The 20 different countries are: Armenia, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Tajikistan, United States and Vietnam. Of our 49 loans, we have 7 who are currently fundraising, 19 who are currently paying back our loan and 23 who have already paid us back.
In the last twelve months, we have lent money to 15 new people. All of these loans are either being fundraised or are being paid back currently.
As always, we welcome any person who would be interested in joining the KIVA committee. We are a small committee at the moment, but would love anyone to join us in the future. J. Feel free to contact myself, Lauren, on Facebook or on the KIVA Committee email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lauren and the KIVA Committee
For the full report, please click here.
Donation to Diabetes Camps
Please read the President's Report above to find out more about our donation to the Kids Diabetes camp.
Youth Exchange Students
Last weekend was the Jacaranda Festival in the beautiful town of Grafton. Both the Rotary Club of Grafton and Grafton Midday hosted our District's Youth Exchange Students for the weekend. The students get to march in the street parade promoting Rotary in the community and also have a great time in Grafton.
Tag Along Tour
Tennant Creek Primary School (TCPS) Literacy Project
As part of the Red Centre Tag Along Tour, the group visited a primary school in Tennant Creek to donate a few hundred books that they had collected as part of a literacy project. The kids were so excited to be able to pick out their new books, and the group had a great time playing Santa. View some pictures in the TCPS Newsletter.
Everyone please check out the new e-Club YouTube Channel and our first few videos here. Subscribe to keep an eye out for future uploads!
Working with Children Check NSW/Blue Card Qld.
As we will be having a Youth Exchange Student as of January 2015, all Members that wish to host and/or take her on trips will need to apply through the appropriate department for a police check.
Please contact Rick and Ingrid if you have any concerns.
e-Club Youth Protection Officers