The Rome group presently counts some 112 members and the entire amount of their contributions, around US$92,000 a year, is allocated directly to projects, without overhead costs since the Fund is managed by members themselves, all volunteers.

Since 1983, nearly $1,200,000.00 were disbursed by the Rome group to fund some 230 projects! Some of these projects and their project description are available in this section - select the subcategories (regions) from the menu bar or from the options below.

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Project ID: MDG/19/067
Date of request: 26 Sep 2019
Country: Madagascar
Project location: Antolojanahary
Project status: Project in progress
The objective of this project is to increase the area of trees and woodland around Antolojanahari, in Madagascar. Madagascar has an extremely high rate of deforestation resulting in environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, as well as for local communities who depend on the forests for livelihoods and well-being.
Project ID: ARG/19/039
Date of request: 30 May 2019
Country: Argentina
Project location: La Plata
Project status: Project in progress
The project, already in progress, consists of the construction of a classroom-laboratory for teaching arts and crafts to young people and adults in our area of influence in the southwestern periphery of La Plata. We need these additional funds to be able to complete the work that makes the classroom accessible to start whit the first courses before the end of this year. This is the request raised by the University of La Plata, that will take over the [...]
Project ID: FJI/19/030
Date of request: 03 May 2019
Country: Fiji
Project location: Rakiraki, Ra, Fiji
Project status: Project in progress
Fiji Beekeepers Association is a national organization representing the interests of Fijian beekeepers. Some of our beekeepers want to start exporting honey, but the moisture content in our honey exceeds international standards due to our tropical humid environment. During the past 20 years Fiji's beekeepers have increased honey production so that Fiji is now 100% self-sufficient in honey production. Based on Fiji's capability to produce organic honey and interest from overseas for Fijian honey, we believe we have [...]
Project ID: NPL/19/024
Date of request: 07 Apr 2019
Country: Nepal
Project location: Khokana Village
Project status: Project in progress
Goat production plays a significant role and opportunity in the economic and cultural life in Nepal, and goat accounts for 20 percent of the nation’s demand for meat. In Nepal, goat meat is unique in that there are no cultural, ethnic or caste taboos against goat meat, unlike other meats. Goat meat experiences its highest demand during the Dashain and other national festivals in Nepal. Despite this, Nepal’s producers have been slow to respond to an ever-rising [...]
Project ID: UGA/19/014
Date of request: 21 Feb 2019
Country: Uganda
Project location: buburabi village , Namatala Parish Mbale Uganda
Project status: Project in progress
WOMEN PROTECTION SOCIETY (WPS) is a community based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda, helping women and vulnerable children reach their full potential through education and other dedicated to serving suffering humanity step by step and finally creating an environment for women and children that respects their rights, health, child development etc. The organization operates in rural areas with rural poor families and disadvantaged children such as orphans and vulnerable children affected by poverty and WPS is [...]
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