Projects Seeking Rotary Partners

    Projects Seeking Rotary Partners

    These projects are actively seeking Club partners.  They are led by Clubs who will welcome inquiries from potential partners regardless of their previous experience.


    Water Filtration System for Schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Contact: Larry Logue, RC Lake Union

    This is a  Global Grant project led by Rotary Club of Lake Union.  It will support installation, maintenance, and monitoring of water purification systems in 12 schools and orphanages within Addis Ababa, as well as provide Hygiene training in 40 locations.  This project is seeking additional funding from other  Club partners.  For more information, go to:


    Microcredit Project in India

    Contact: Nancy Pasternak, WCS Chair, RC Bellevue

    RC Bellevue is seeking 4-8 clubs to join the expansion of this successful Global Grant project to provide revolving loans to severely poor and vulnerable women in rural Tamil Nadu. India. The loans will establish or expand sustainable small enterprises, improving the health, education and lifestyles of entire families.  No previous international project experience is needed.  Club contributions from $500 – $5000 are welcome.  Participating club members will have opportunities to visit the project

    Northwest Haiti Water project Serving 10,000

    Contact Steve Roberts, Bellevue Breakfast RC,

    RC Bellevue Breakfast is seeking 3-6 clubs to join thisGlobal Grant project which is just getting underway.  The project will provide clean water to more than 10,000 people in Northwest Haiti where cholera is now prevalent due to contaminated water.  The project will support construction of more than 20 miles of pipe, fountains and pumps to serve over 20 villages. Villagers now drink from contaminated streams.  Once installed, the system will last for many years and will be managed by a local Haitian Water Board modeled after a previous successful Rotary water project of the same scope.  For more info check out the video at

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    Jacob’s Well Housing for Homeless Mothers with Children

    Contact: Bill Mac Donald, Edmonds Daybreakers

    This District Grant project is seeking $30.000 to complete this apartment building with an elevator.  Named, Jacob’s Well, this building is being constructed by Vision House in Shoreline for single, homeless mothers with children.  The elevator is to be installed by expert volunteers.  More information is at


    Global Wheelchair Program
    Contact Linda Whitehead, RD 5050 GWP Chair,

    The need for brand new, free wheelchairs is estimated by WHO at 70 million children, teens and adults worldwide. This program provides brand new, free wheelchairs to those who need one but lack the means or access. The goal is to transform lives through the gift of mobility, and give to all those deprived of it by war, disease, accident, natural disaster or advanced age, independence, dignity, hope and opportunity.

    North American Rotary clubs are seeking partners to help sponsor wheelchair deliveries to countries such as Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Nepal, with contribution amounts welcome at all levels. The opportunity to travel to the destination country to distribute the wheelchairs is an integral part of the program for those interested in participating. Global Grant funding has already been approved for several mobility programs.

    To learn more please view these videos:


    Projects Seeking Lead International Club Sponsors

    These projects are seeking both a Lead Club to sponsor their grant applications and prospective partners to participate.

    RC Dar es Salaam Mzizima Medical Camp, Tanzania

    Contact: Jim Moore (RC Seattle #4)

    A Rotarian Malaria Partners team from District 5030 met with RC Dar es Salaam Mzizima in July 2012.  This is a medical camp project to distribute  500 mosquito nets, test 500 people and treat at least 100 people for malaria in the village of Kinodoni, Tanzania.   The Mzizima Rotarians will organize medical personnel to volunteer for the one day camp that will also include diagnosis and treatment of other diseases.  RC Mzizima has committed $200 to the malaria portion of project and is seeking supporting funds of $3,950 from an international RC sponsor and other partners.  The project will prevent at least 500 cases of malaria, treat 100 cases and save at least 10 lives.


    Uyacho  Orphanage Education Project, Bukoba, Tanzania

    Contact: John Adams (Seattle 4)

    The project sponsors the education costs for two (2) secondary school students and nine (9) primary school students for four school years, 2013-2016.   Four students and five students will start Standard One and Standard Two, respectively, at Kashabo Primary School.  The two students will begin inForm One in two different secondary students.  The Uyacho Orphanage is supported by the Bukoba Rotary Club and the Rotaract Club that it sponsors.  A Rotarian Malaria Partners team visited the orphanage in July 2012 and presented bednets that the Rotaract members installed two days later.  The total project cost is $4,830.

    Seattle 4 is seeking $500 – $5000 from 6-12 partner clubs for this $61,000 Global Grant. The project will complete the IT Building at the Crisis Support Center serving 1,460 orphans in South Africa. It will provide Solar Power, Computers, Software, IT Components and Furnishings for the Izulu Orphan Project.  This Rotary project follows others that contribute to exemplary community services in three Areas of Focus: Maternal and Child Care, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development.