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: 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.
Project ID: BEN/14/086
Date of request: 08 Jun 2014
Country: Benin
Project location: Le projet est situé dans l’arrondissement de Koussoukpa, situé dans la commune de Zogbodomey, département du Zou en République du Bénin. La République du Bénin est située dans le Golfe de Guinée au sud de l’Afrique Occidentale
Project status: Project in progress
L’arrondissement de Koussoukpa est situé dans la commune de Zogbodomey, département du Zou en République du Bénin en Afrique de l’Ouest. Il compte trois villages dans lesquels les femmes subissent la violence. Elles sont pour la plupart des chefs de ménage à cause du décès de leur conjoint ou de la polygamie. De ce fait, elles ont en charge aussi de la gestion économique du ménage. Mais les moyens font défaut à cause des conditions défavorables de la production vivrière [...]
Project ID: GHA/14/084
Date of request: 05 Jun 2014
Country: Ghana
Project location: OKADJAKROM
Project status: Project in progress
The project focus on environmental Awareness including an appreciation of high poverty among the disadvantaged and marginalized rural poor peasant farmers and natural resource depletion. The project will build the beneficiaries capacity in ways to which prevent increasing bush burning, post harvest losses, tree clearance and watershed mismanagement as these are rapidly diminishing the the natural resources, soil fertility and biodiversity turning the environment into harsh non-productive with diminishing returns location in which to live. Building the capacity of the [...]
Project ID: PAK/14/071
Date of request: 12 May 2014
Country: Pakistan
Project location: Khushall town
Project status: Completed
PEACE-PAKISTAN will implement an animal loan project for 25 marginalized women workers and their families those are brick makers and farm workers in Khushall town in partnership with KushallWomen’s Cooperative Credit Society. The main objective of this project is to stimulate economic growth of women and their families in order to increase the income and resources of vulnerable families. Each family will be given two female goats and one male goat. During one year, the families will have more goats [...]