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Investing in Women: How Micro Credit Has a Lasting Impact in Guatemala
The majority of low-income women in developing countries do not have the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience needed to build a successful business and become economically empowered. Lack of education and training, role models and networks, and fairly administered capital combine with cultural expectations in Latin America to present formidable barriers to women entrepreneurs throughout the region.
MEETING OF August 18. 2017
President Connie called the meeting to order and asked Josh Genser to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Herb Cole asked for silent prayers for peace, hope, and justice. Sergeant at Arms Sidney Chauvin offered a quote for the day: “It is hard to feel fit as a fiddle when you are shaped like a cello.”
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Josh Genser’s guests were Sandi Genser Mack, Lynn Mack, and Melinda McCrary.
Cecilia Orozco brought her daughter Ruby.
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Happy and Sad Dollars
Overaa Construction: Building for the Future Since 1907
Josh Genser presented today’s speaker, marketing manager Martha Castaneda who spoke about the history of Overaa Construction.
In 1911, Carl E. Overaa started Overaa Construction in Richmond. It is now the third largest self-performing contractor in northern California and the largest general contractor in West Contra Costa County. They employ over 400 people.
Overaa’s impressive projects include Richmond High School (the original one), the Greek Theater, Richmond Transit Center, Richmond City Hall, Making Waves charter school, Chevron facilities, pump stations, and other private and public projects throughout northern California.
Overaa still has many family members working for the company. Martha’s presentation even included a photo of Jerry Overaa shoveling gravel. To learn more, go here: https://www.overaa.com .
-Shana Bagley, Rotating Scribette