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Just what are 3-H grants?

3-H (health, hunger and humanity) grants was launched with the objective “to improve health, hunger, and enhance human, cultural and social development among peoples of the world.” 3-H grants cover a broad spectrum of projects that are integrated and provide sustainable development, generally range in size from $100,000.00 to $300,000.00, involve the active participation of Rotarians, address humanitarian needs by funding long-term (2-5 years) international development projects to improve health, alleviate hunger, or enhance development through self-help activities.

The first 3-H grant in 1978 helped immunize 6.3 million children in the philippines against polio – the project that evolved into polioplus. Other projects have included providing medical equipment for hospitals, vocational training for leprosy victims and street children, improving farming methods, installing a hydrogenerator to produce potable water, creating a buffer zone around a protected rain forest, introducing a literacy and numeracy program, and many others.

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