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: NEP/15/018
Date of request: 03 Mar 2015
Country: Nepal
Project location: Thimi, District Bhaktapur, Nepal
Project status: Project in progress
Award Nepal will implement an animal loan project for 25 vulnerable and marginalized Nepali women and their oppressed families for socio-economic development in Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal. The main objective of this project is to improve economic situation of families in order to increase the income and resources of vulnerable families. Each family will be given two she-goat and one he-goat. During one year, the families will have more goats from the reproductive cycle of initial set. In addition to that [...]
Project ID: PAK/15/009
Date of request: 18 Feb 2015
Country: Pakistan
Project location: District Rajan Pur
Project status: Project in progress
The 2014 monsoon as of National Disaster Management Authority and Provisional Disaster Management Authority indicate the floods have affected over 4.47 million people, caused 371 deaths, injuries to 1198 people, damaged or destroyed 275,720 homes (154,853 partially damaged an 120,867 fully damaged), affected 13,465 villages, killed 7,818 heads of cattle, and affected 766,818 acres of crops. In District Rajan Pur average family size is 6, where 51% male and 49% female has been affected, Female and children are the most [...]
Project ID: NIR/15/006
Date of request: 06 Feb 2015
Country: Nigeria
Project location: Ogwashi ukwu village, Aniocha south Local Government area, Delta state
Project status: Project in progress
Ogwashiukwu is a rural community in Aniocha south Local government Area, Delta State, women carry out majority of farm work. They are responsible for all food crops production, harvesting and marketing. They depend on farming for their families’ livelihood, because men are attracted to urban centers for white collar menial jobs. Because of rural-urban migration by men, women are farmers and have the primary responsibility for all food crops production, harvesting and marketing in Ogwashi ukwu village, Aniocha south [...]
Project ID: SOM/14/126
Date of request: 09 Oct 2014
Country: Somalia
Project location: South Galkacyo
Project status: Project in progress
The rural agricultural support project aims at identifying and addressing the causes and underlying consequences of poor and low rural crop production in south Mudug settlements through provision of capacity building of both introducing new and yet productive/high yield farming techniques and cooperative management skills together with saving as well as provision of kick start farming inputs (seeds and fertilizers) and cost effective irrigation tools The project will provide comprehensive farming support set to 3 farming cooperatives in one Budbud [...]
Project ID: IND/14/125
Date of request: 08 Oct 2014
Country: India
Project location: Beerakuppam Reserved Forest village
Project status: Project in progress
The proposed project is for construction of a permanent building for Medical aid and educational center for tribal (indigenous) community who are living near dry-forest region. This is undeveloped region. Tribal is an out-caste community living away from civilized modern society. They are living in poverty and their daily income is less than one USD. They are depending upon collection of fire-wood from the forests and sell in the villages as fuel for their livelihoods. The literacy rate is below [...]