Answers to commonly asked questions about applying for an RSWR grant.
Guidelines for Proposals
To all women groups from Kenya who wish to apply to RSWR:
In this current funding cycle, we have had an unusually large number of applications. RSWR is a small organization and can make only 5 or so grants in each funding cycle. Since we already have many more applications than we can possibly support, we are going to close our application window early. If you wish to apply in the current funding cycle (for funds to be disbursed in July 2021), please send in your application before November 30, 2020.
Applications received after November 30, 2020, will be considered in the next funding cycle (for funds to be disbursed in January 2022). The application deadline for the current funding cycle for India and Sierra Leone is still December 31, 2020.
Where should we send our proposal?
Proposals can be sent by email to Program Director Sarah Northrop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Selvi received two loans through the Rural Women Development Organization (RWDO): one in March 2016 and another in August 2017 after she repaid the first (RWDO received an RSWR grant in Spring 2016). She runs a textile business and has been able to triple her monthly income – from $25 to $77! Her family now has a sustainable livelihood, and they were able to install a household toilet.