Economic and Community Development
Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Read news about Rotary's work to grow local economies
- Rick Burns' thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
- Rise of the female Honduran entrepreneur
- New Ugandan club takes on challenges of a growing economy
- Free vegetable gardens sprouting up around France
Resources & reference
- Read Economic and Community Development Project Strategies, a guide for economic and community development projects
- Browse Rotary Showcase for member projects that help grow local economies
- Find a project to sponsor on Rotary Ideas
- Contact our manager for economic and community development