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: IND/14/109
Date of request: 14 Aug 2014
Country: India
Project location: Kavanthandalam Kalakattur Thammanur and Kambarajapuram located in Kanchipuram district 12 kms away from Kanchipuram town
Project status: Project in progress
40 Irula and dalit women who were released from slavery have been living in Kavanthandalam Kalakattur Thammanur and Kambarajapuram villages in Kanchipuram district. They are working in unorganised works and still prone to slavery as the greedy employers are trying their best to take them again to slavery as they are not having sustained work and income at their villages. That is why these women are well versed in animal husbandry, they are not having space and money to invest [...]
Project ID: VIE/14/108
Date of request: 11 Aug 2014
Country: Vietnam
Project location: Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam
Project status: Project in progress
- On the world: According to the Vietnam News Agency, the data from the IFO Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany announced on 19/1 shows that from 1990 to 2005, forest area on earth was down by 3%, is the daily average lost of forest is 20,000 hectares. This is an alarming phenomenon in many countries, especially in tropical countries, because the recent forest devastation in the world has significantly narrowed the forest areas - In Vietnam is a developing [...]
Project ID: NIR/14/099
Date of request: 11 Jul 2014
Country: Nigeria
Project location: Umueneke street, Adani, Uzo Uwani L.G.A Enugu, Nigeria
Project status: Completed
Adani is a community in Uzo uwani local government of Enugu state, Nigeria and our community is the biggest rice producing community in Enugu state and farmers are actively involved in rice production for livelihood. The manual threshing method are slow and exhausting, often resulting in impurities and damages the grain. The project is proposed to train 300 farmers (3 farmers group) on organic rice farming system that satisfy human needs and provision of rice threshing machine which will improve [...]
Project ID: ZIM/14/096
Date of request: 02 Jul 2014
Country: Zimbabwe
Project location: Seke District, Zimbabwe
Project status: Project in progress
The fuel-efficient cookstove is a special type of cookstove made from 100% locally sourced materials. Each stove is crafted out of 26 mud bricks and a mud mortar mix consisting of mud, sand and water. It takes just 20 minutes to build a fuel-efficient cookstove, and it can be used as soon as it dries. The materials to build this stove are completely free, and only the tools and monitoring process incur a cost. The stove is [...]
Project ID: BEN/14/087
Date of request: 13 Jun 2014
Country: Benin
Project location: Le présent projet sera mis en œuvre au Bénin dans le département du Zou, commune de Zakpota et arrondissement d’Allahé
Project status: Project in progress
Renforcer l’autonomisation d'une association de mères d’élèves de l'école primaire publique de Koguédé (80 femmes) dans l’Arrondissement de Houngomè dans la commune de Za-Kpota travaillant en synergie par l’acquisition de matériels modernes (un concasseur, un tricycle et de petits matériels) et dotation de fonds de roulement ; pour améliorer les conditions d’étude de plus de 400 écoliers en situation difficile.