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/13/073
Date of request: 14 Jun 2013
Country: India
Project location: periyavelli, Kuttakarai panchayat
Project status: Project in progress

This sustainable livelihood project is a one year project for the Malayalee Tribal women of Jawadhu Hills

Jawadhu Hills is situated around 55 kms from Tiruvannamalai. The Malayalee tribe, a primitive tribe people are living in Jawadhu Hills. here are about 60000 population living. In Jamunamarathur hills, there are about 116 small villages (hamlets) one of the most backward panchayat is called Kuttakarai, Kuttakarai panchayat is having around 3000 population. All are tribal people only, The tribal peopleare living in poverty, illiteracy and ill health. In Kuttakarai panchayat, Periyavelli is one of the villages where about [...]
Project ID: HAI/13/075
Date of request: 30 May 2013
Country: Haiti
Project location: Boucanlamare, Gonave island
Project status: Project in progress

Restore the provision of drinkable water to the population and irrigation water to sprinkle gardens and crops for the affected families ii) continue with the house construction project (following the 2010 earthquake) which was interrupted due to the water shortage.

Spare part needed to continue pumping water for irrigation for plants and for drinking water.
Project ID: UGA/13/037
Date of request: 22 May 2013
Country: Uganda
Project location: Kasese
Project status: Project in progress
To mobilize communities to initiate measures that can increase food security as a means of improving on the health of women, children and people with disabilities and ending violence against women. To mobilize and train rural women in the use of organic fertilizers in maize, vegetable growing and kitchen gardens in order to enhance food security through sustainable farming and counteract malnutrition. To improve rural women’s social economic status through sale of both agriculture and livestock products.
Project ID: UGA/13/035
Date of request: 21 May 2013
Country: Uganda
Project location: Kilhambayiro village, Kabingo parish, Munkunyu s/c, Kasese district, Rwenzori region, Western Uganda
Project status: Project in progress
Improved yam production and training
Project ID: BEN/13/032
Date of request: 11 May 2013
Country: Benin
Project location: Porto Novo
Project status: Project in progress
Building a hangar for orphan, HIV children