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: BEN/16/084
Date of request: 18 Nov 2016
Country: Benin
Project location: Commune de Toviklin dans le département du Couffo
Project status: Completed
La commune de Toviklin est située dans le département du Couffo et compte 88611 habitants dont 47458 femmes lors du dernier recensement. En 2015-2016, GESRID-ONG a fait les études diagnostiques préalables aux activités d’élaboration / réactualisation des plans d’actions communautaires de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Au cours de ces études, GESRID-ONG a identifié une association des femmes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA dénommée AGBENONHEVI qui compte 11 membres. Les membres de cette association ont le problème de prise en charge nutritionnelle [...]
Project ID: TZA/16/081
Date of request: 14 Nov 2016
Country: Tanzania
Project location: This project will be implemented in Illolanguru ward in Uyui district Tabora region
Project status: Completed
The members of Community Development & Empowerment are widows some of who lost their husbands who were farmers and living in Illolanguru or came to settle in Illolanguru after losing their while in another part of the South West with the intention of carrying out farming and petty trading to take care of their orphans. This group made up of widows who had for the past two years been beneficiaries of the CODE Widows Fund credit scheme. After [...]
Project ID: TZA/16/069
Date of request: 03 Oct 2016
Country: Tanzania
Project location: Project will be implemented in Ndono ward in Uyui district, Tabora region Tanzania
Project status: Completed
Poverty has significantly increased in the rural areas of Tanzania in particular Uyui district due to under-utilization of available resources like forests, which are good habitats for beekeeping. Women, youths and the disabled are greatly affected as they have no access to economic resources. Beekeeping has been identified as a viable agriculture practice that could alleviate poverty and sustain rural employment in Uyui district. The proposal is designed in such a way that beekeeping will lead to improvement of the [...]
Project ID: SLE/16/059
Date of request: 06 Sep 2016
Country: Sierra Leone
Project location: Rochain, Gbonkolenken Chiefdom
Project status: Completed
Basic economic stability is the foundation upon which all families provide for their children and enable them to thrive. In order to help 20 Ebola women survivors and 30 families of Ebola victims in Gbonkolenken Chiefdom gain lasting economic stability and all of its life changing benefits, Community Aid -Sierra Leone (CASL) is seeking Five Thousand Six Hundred Dollars US(39,200,000 Leones) towards the livelihood project for Ebola survivors and families of Ebola victims. In Gbonkolenken Chiefdom, this project will provide [...]
Project ID: CMR/16/052
Date of request: 29 Aug 2016
Country: Cameroon
Project location: Bangem-Cameroon
Project status: Completed
The aim of the project is to improve the livelihood of peasant cocoa farmers and mitigate the impact of climate change through sustainable farming techniques that will involve the establishment and regeneration of aging cocoa farms using hybrid cocoa species and integrating agro-forestry techniques. Following our need assessment, mere education on the need to protect the environment or creating forestry reserve is not enough to tackle environmental degradation. An integrated approach that incorporates livelihood activities will work well in the [...]