Deadline: November 30 2022
Applications for the Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) Grants 2022 are currently open,Submit yo proposal now!
Right Sharing of World Resources gives grants to small, grassroots women’s groups that do not have access to other adequate funding. Their grants are for micro-enterprise, self-employment projects. They help with seed money and training so that a group can begin a revolving loan fund for members to take loans to begin their own small businesses.
RSWR is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States. RSWR has two main goals:
- Provide grants for women in the developing world to begin small income-generating businesses so that they may help themselves and their families out of poverty.
- Help Quakers in the United States learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) Grants supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group. The project must include a revolving loan component. They believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self-sufficiency to very poor people. By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, more so they can multiple the impact of their grant as the funds are revolved to different women within the community.
- A one year project grant of up to USD $5,500. Each group may receive only one grant.
- All groups must be self-directed by the women beneficiaries themselves.
- The leadership and management must come from within the group.
- The group cannot be formed or managed by outside coordinators.
- Groups should be less than 20 years old and have an annual budget of less than $4,000.
- RSWR focuses its funding in the districts of: Siaya County, Kisumu County, Homa Bay County, Migori County, Kisii County, Nyamira County, Vihiga County, Kakamega County, Bungoma County, Busia County, Nandi County, Trans Nzoi County, Uasin-Gishu County.
- An officer of the group may write an email to RSWR and ask for an application form, which the group can fill out and return.
- Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you may write up a proposal describing your project and send it in.
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