Idaneth Subong is 44 years old and married with six children. She runs a general store in the Cebu province of the Phillipines selling health, beauty and hygiene products. We contributed £100 towards a 6 month loan of £1,668 to buy stock and pay stall rent.

Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way to help people in low income countries to work their way out of poverty with dignity. Lendwithcare allows you to lend as little as £15 to fund a small business and once your money is repaid you can choose to recycle your loan to support another entrepreneur, or withdraw your money. Lendwithcare is currently working with MFI’s in twelve countries.  Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity, CARE International UK.

Since February 2021 our Rotary Club of Wilton Trust Fund has committed £1,050 to Lendwithcare which has been topped up with £520 (incl Gift Aid) of personal donations from our members.

And through the “revolving” facility offered by Lendwithcare our Trust Fund has been able to re-lend all of the repayments received so far increasing the total amount of its loans to nearly £3,000.

To date we have participated in loans to over 30 borrowers (including seven community trading groups) in seven countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America engaged in the farming of rice, coffee, and cereal crops, poultry, cattle and hogs, the retail of household and other goods, a bakery, services such as hairdressing and sewing/tailoring, vehicle maintenance, solar lighting and iron chain manufacture.

Florencia Revalde – Phillipines
Promise Group – Malawi
Taha Group – Pakistan
Luis Calderón- Peru