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Charity Cycle Ride in Zambia

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A local resident and member of Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club is cycling 500Kms in Zambia in May 2020 in support of the charity Lendwithcare.org

Clive Howlett, a local resident who has lived in Chelford for over 30 years has accepted the challenge to cycle 500kms from Lusaka to Livingstone in Zambia next May 2020. Lendwithcare.org. is the charity both he and the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle are supporting.

Lendwithcare.org is a UK charity that supports small scale businesses throughout Asia, Africa and South America. Working with microfinance organisations in the various countries lendwithcare use their own website to bring together entrepreneurs who are looking for small-scale business loans. The loan is then used by the entrepreneur to build their business.

By going on to the website lendwithcare.org individuals offer to fund the loan requested either in part or in full. The entrepreneurs then pay back the loan over an agreed period. Once the loan has been repaid you decide either to take your money back; reinvest the amount with another entrepreneur or donate the money to Care International. In other words, the money from your loan is returned to you in full.

Lendwithcare.org ensures that individual entrepreneurs receive all the money that has been loaned. The lendwithcare organisation is funded by voluntary donations alone. All the money Clive will raise will be donated to lendwithcare.org to enable them to continue offering this wonderful service as he is funding the trip himself.

Over the past five years Clive has helped Macclesfield Castle Rotary in providing 120 loans to help 508 entrepreneurs. Through these loans 1636 family members have been supported and 378 new jobs created. By reinvesting the initial loans, donations to small scale entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia and South America have been tripled. This has enabled children in remote villages to go to school; medical bills to be paid and lives changed. What is amazing is that in five years there are no defaults on any loan.

Lendwithcare.org say "Make a loan. Change a life". Will you help Clive raise money for this fantastic charity so more families can change their life style through hard work and enterprise by donating to his Just Giving Page? http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Clive-Howlett.

Clive say, "I'm now training hard for the challenge. Cycling has certainly changed my life for the better. Any small donation you can make to this worthwhile charity will be gratefully received.
Thank you".

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