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November 01st  , 2020

Swallowship organized by PP Cate and her family

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SERVICE PROJECTS BY THE MERU ROTARIANS


(a) Economic and Community Development—Solidarity Table Banking Microcredit

Solidarity International Trust (SIT), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Meru, continues to provide more and more families with lifelines through a form of micro-credit program called “table banking.” To date, for example, the organization has supported more than 4000 families through this program. And out of that number, more than 500 families have benefited from the micro-businesses established through the help of SIT trainers. The money for loans is usually given to the group to give to its members based on the needs of each individual member. So far, the organization has trained over 350 groups in Meru, Isiolo, Laikipia, Tharaka-Nithi, and Embu Counties. This consequently means that the organization requires more money to support these newly formed groups through boosting the groups’ earnings as well as recruiting and training new groups in entrepreneurship.


Rotary District 9212’s PDG Teshome Kabede visited the program in 2015 and remarked:


“I am extremely amazed by what I saw in the Solidarity House CBO where poverty alleviation was being practiced live through table banking…I am convinced the model practically addresses community’s challenges at household levels and eradicate poverty at country level.”



Table banking training in progress in Meru County


A Table banking member signs for the microcredit loan in Meru County


Read more about this program here: https://solidarityinternational.org/


(a) Basic Education and Literacy


Technology Partnership, which was started by Rotarians, has been a trusted member of the Greater Meru community since 2004. The organization builds technology labs in schools and train and empower teachers to sustain the programs. The programs work to empower all citizens but it particularly focuses on areas that lift women and girls to their full potential. More than 48 schools in the region have benefited from this program.

The vision of the program is to build 21st century learners who are savvy, critical thinkers with employable skills that can navigate technology and work collaboratively.


Consolata Girls’ Sec. School Computer Lab supported by Technology Partnership CBO in Meru County


A graduating ceremony at the Mulathankari ICT Centre supported by Technology Partnership CBO


More information about this project can be found on:  http://www.technology-partnership.org/