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Like most Rotarians, Lon and Helen are dismayed by hunger, thirst, extreme poverty, illness, slavery, injustice, etc. As many BH-BL Rotarians already know, Helen and Lon have completed multiple Rotary Grants on 5 continents. Their current thinking is instead of giving Fish (man eats for a day), or giving a Fishing Pole (man eats for a lifetime), that they want to give the fishing poles to the village WOMEN (her family and community are uplifted for generations.). The “Fishing Pole” has 3 components:
- A MoonCatcher Kit so schoolgirls can handle their menstruation, and are better able to stay in school.
- K-12 Education and Vocational Education and Vocational Ideas.
These don’t cost much money. The MoonCatchers are $5. The Education provided electronically is $7.
Lon’s co-presenter, “Awesome Alice”, was born in extreme poverty, was once homeless, lives frugally (Alice doesn’t own a washing machine. She still uses a bucket.) Yet when she heard these ideas, she immediately put up $25,000, a substantial portion of her life savings: ($15,000 for items 1 & 2; $10,000 for Micro-Loans.) Niskayuna Rotary drafted a Global Grant to obtain TRF match money. And they are hoping BH-BL might like to chip in. Every $10 pays for 3 MoonCatchers after The Rotary Foundation’s 50% match, and earns Paul Harris Credits.