International Humanitarian Projects

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has a rich history of humanitarian projects, undertaken to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people around the globe.
Part of each year’s Auction & Rummage Sale proceeds are directed toward international humanitarian work. At any given time, we have 10-15 projects underway; primarily projects in which we are actively involved and assume a leadership role.
We aspire to leverage our funds with grants from The Rotary Foundation, as well as partnerships with other Rotary Clubs, private foundations, and individuals.
Our work has spanned the globe: Africa, Asia and Latin America. Projects have typically focused on water, sanitation, disease prevention/treatment, education, and economic development.
Project Examples:
  • Bringing clean water to villages in Uganda, with nearly 200 wells drilled.
  • Building over 100 composting toilets in Guatemalan villages.
  • Creating over 100 Microsaving and Loan groups in Tanzania, Guatemala, and Uganda.
  • Securing medical equipment and physician training for a hospital in El Salvador.
  • Purchasing cook stoves for a village in Nepal.
One of nearly 200 fresh water wells our Club has funded for villages in Uganda.
A Microsavings and Loan group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Funded by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, from our annual Auction & Rummage Sale proceeds.
For details about our Project Criteria, click here.