Written by guest author Reema Gowani from the Rotaract Club of The University of Toronto
Trick or Eat, a charitable, Halloween-themed food drive - a program of the charitable organization, Meal Exchange - took place in High Park on Halloween night. A late update, but an update nonetheless! The Rotaract Club of Toronto paired up with The Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto to collect an astounding 1200 lbs.
Where: Pour Girl Pub on College, second floor
When: Friday, Nov 29th, 2013, 6pm-12am
Come out and enjoy a laughter filled Friday night!
FINCA is a global charitable microfinance organization whose mission is to provide services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs. Serving nearly one million people in 22 countries, FINCA allows its clients to create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. Implementing “Village Banking”, FINCA provides loans on the basis of self-help and free enterprise. This form of banking offers loans with minimal interest rates and a safe place to store savings for individuals who would otherwise have no access to these financial services.
Last year we raised $1,000 to support FINCA’s Village Bank program in El Salvador. Our donation assisted three entrepreneurs: Rosa Gloria Arevalo who owns a tortilla and cosmetics company, Maria Cristina Ortega who owns a leather goods business where she and her husband create beautifully decorated leather wallets, purses and belts, and Sandra Aracely whose business is focused on making and selling tortillas. These women have been able to grow their business further through our help and FINCA. We are looking forward to working with FINCA again in the future, and continuing to support its Village Bank program in different parts of the world.
Congratulations to Joseph, our past International Service Director and his committee for planning and carrying out this international service project.