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KENYA: Microfinance

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Volunteer Opportunity description

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The field of microfinance has received a lot of attention since Muhammed Yunus received a Nobel Prize for founding the Grameen Bank. Thousands of microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide financial services at a community level in Kenya and have changed the lives of many small scale entrepreneurs. Located in one of our favorite towns, Nakuru, the program places interns local MFIs to learn about all aspects of microfinance, from assessing credit-worthiness to assisting with education programs and working on the day-to-day tasks within the main office. Placements are made with successful MFIs that place an emphasis on entrepreneurial development in the education of their clients. The day to day activities of participants will vary depending on the needs of the organization as well as the specific interests and skills of the intern. It is important to keep perspective on your ability and the big picture. The most successful volunteers are

proactive, flexible, and able to adapt the daily activities to the given day--remember each day is different! Interns with backgrounds in finance, economics, or development are especially desired.

Kirsten tells a bit about her experience in Kenya here:

Project Duration: This program can last any length of time from two weeks to six months. The typical duration is 6 to 8 weeks.

Program Cost: Costs vary by duration

Program Includes:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation With a Host Family
  • Most Meals
  • Internship Placement
  • In-country coordinator available 24/7

Program Does Not Include:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Return trip to Airport
  • Required Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Visa Fees

Participants must be at least 18 years old or older at the time of their program.

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