A ‘very special video of thanks for support’ was today circulated to members of a local Rotary club. Tracey Horner, Head of Lendwithcare, to whom members of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club have lent a total of more than £1,500 to help create entrepreneurs in Third World Countries, has sent the video as a ‘thank you’ to Rotarians. Lendwithcare is part of CARE International UK and in her communication to Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club Tracey highlights the hardships faced by small-scale entrepreneurs and the low-income households that depend on them.

“The hardships have been unthinkable this year, but thankfully most have managed to survive and with Rotary support in 2021, and beyond, they will continue to thrive.  I always have the pleasure at this time of year of pulling together all of the fantastic entrepreneur thank you clips kindly provided by our local partners, and this year is no exception. I hope Rotarians enjoy watching this film and I am sure the messages from entrepreneurs will raise their spirits as they did mine. Finally, it is thank you so much again for all the loans you have made and the lives you have changed this year. We could not reach as many entrepreneurs around the world without your support,” Tracey added in her communication to Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club.

The club has now loaned a total of £1,500 to the Lendwithcare organisation since September 2013. This has resulted in 136 short term loans being made to entrepreneurs in countries around the world through Lendwithcare. The loans have not only helped 1,019 entrepreneurs with their work, but also 3,811 family members as well as creating 1,157 jobs.

Said Rotarian Chris Allsop, chair of the club’s international committee: “Members of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club are delighted to have been able to help change people’s lives thanks to the generosity of local donations. We still have £144.83 ready to make further loans through Lendwithcare which has a list of 47 prospective entrepreneurs applying for a loan. It is good news that we have such a choice,” said Chris through whom the video is being circulated.

For further information about Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club and the voluntary work that it does please contact gdmw@hotmail.co.uk

Tracey Horner

Julian Wells

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