Microfinance for Economic Empowerment

Microfinance for Economic Empowerment

Microfinance for Economic Empowerment

Trip Details:

Operator:   Kaya Volunteer
Price From: $1920
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

The mission of this organization is to provide holistic and sustainable support services to women and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This is focused on a number of different areas including individual and group counseling, training and development, advocacy and awareness, workshops and training for government agencies, community outreaches and economic empowerment and development. Volunteers act as a vital tool in the success of the work this organization carries out as well as bringing diversity, knowledge, and spirit to the whole team; staff and sufferers alike.


The role of the volunteers is discussed each Monday morning when a team meeting is held to review the needs of the project for the coming week. Much of the work will require computer time, spent mainly on spreadsheets, so a good grasp of Excel will be useful. Volunteers will be asked to review the many applications received from potential beneficiaries and to make recommendations about who does and does not meet the eligibility criteria. This can be challenging when there seem to be so many good reasons to lend to everyone. Volunteers may also be asked to write proposals for extra funding for the project so that more funds can be secured, enabling the project to reach out to more members of the community. This project will certainly enable volunteers to help with the day-to-day tasks and improve their own understanding of this global initiative to increase lending access to the more disadvantaged members of society. Volunteers with a passion for finance, banking or lending should apply for this project. Volunteers should have good Excel skills, as this is a key tool used on this project. Flexibility, openness and a willingness to work with others are important attributes for this project. Volunteers are expected to come with ideas and be willing to share those with the project team in a constructive manner.

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