TCP Global Microloans Support Women-Owned Businesses in Sierra Leone
Written by: Helene Dudley, RPCV, Rotarian, & Co-Executive Director of TCP Global
Photo by: Rassie Bah
Thanks to the initiative of RPCV-Rotarian Mark Zober, TCP Global, a RPCV micro-loan program, supports the community service work of a Rotary Club president in Bo, Sierra Leone. Rassie Bah heads CASE-SALONE, an NGO working to keep adolescent girls in school, and focused on gender, entrepreneurship, micro-finance, environmental protection and agriculture. Rassie's entrepreneurial clients, however, needed affordable loans to expand their businesses. A Houston Rotarian, impressed with Rassie from prior Rotary collaborations, connected her with Mark and TCP Global. Rassie opened a TCP Global loan program in October, with funds provided by Mark and his wife. The Houston Rotarian funded two additional loan programs in Sierra Leone and CASE SALONE qualified for funds to expand its program in January. Read the story here.
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