Posted on Dec 10, 2018
Take a look at the Video supplied by Central Lakes Rotarian, Bob McLean.  Bob is also our District Governor-Nominee and member of the District Grants Committee. 
Bob was good enough to share the following video with us regarding a grant previously approved and funded by The Rotary Foundation, District 5580 and various Rotary Clubs throughout our District, including Central Lakes.  The project involves micro-loans for women in Ethiopia.  The work of these women has been overseen by our District's Peace Scholar, Alicia Helion (this scholarship was also funded by The Rotary Foundation). 
Here is what Bob says: 
This video is worth sharing with our club.  It is an example of how Rotary Foundation and its microloans makes a difference in peoples lives, one piece of injera (bread) at a time.  Looking at the film, it reminded me of similar conditions in Guatemala - meager living conditions, open fire, working endlessly/tediously to eke out a living.  And yet, for so many others, life is so much worse. Alicia says: You've changed a lot of lives through this already!  It is a good reminder of the work of Rotary AND how fortunate and blessed we are to have been born into a nation of such prosperity (with the responsibility to be good stewards of that prosperity).
Yours in Rotary,

Watch this Short Video attached.  In it you will see a woman making the injera (bread) from her (very humble) home, which she will sell by carrying around Gondar in a flat woven basket on her head.