Our development partner in Uganda runs a micro-finance project in rural and semi-urban areas of Uganda. Go Volunteer Africa is looking for Micro-finance support volunteers to work alongside local teams to improve this project. This microfiance volunteer opportunity in Uganda provides micro-finance support volunteers both learning and hands-on experience.
The microfinance project in Uganda provides small financial loans to individuals and small groups of women and youth who are not be able to access loans from a traditional bank. Micro-finance support volunteers can assist the project by reviewing loan application forms, completing the daily ledger, conducting business review interviews with those who interested in loans, updating the beneficiary profiles and visiting the beneficiaries to monitor their growth.
- develop small business ideas,
- basic bookkeeping skills
- conduct weekly workshops on topics related to micro-credit, computer literacy and vocation skills training.
- Helping locals with writing business plans
- Developing marketing strategies
- Conducting workshops
- Providing business guidance and support and more.
Go Volunteer Africa’s micro-finance volunteering and internship opportunities are a great way of gaining business skills while helping small businesses in Africa. As a micro-finance support volunteer, if you can commit a longer term volunteer placement are likely to be involved in more in-depth analysis of the project, for example conducting long-term financial projections, reviewing the program’s policies and procedures, and helping to develop new micro-finance products.
As a volunteer or intern with our Microfinance volunteering project in Uganda, you will be placed in a unique position to assist with economic and business development in rural needy communities. As far as microfinance volunteer in Uganda opportunities are concerned you’ll have to decide just what you’re into, either internship with credits or just volunteering-sharing your skills and expertise.
Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering in Uganda program offers sustainable development projects across the country that provide economic support, education, capacity building for rural, semi-urban people and slum dwellers in Uganda. Each volunteer Uganda placement provides a totally different experience, but main activities involve working with local children, youth, women and elderly.
We utilize local resources and provide the locals with the education and skills they need to empower themselves to be self- sufficient. A micro-fiance support volunteer placement is appropriate for you if you have great ideas and a seriously flexible nature. This volunteering project in Uganda is ideal for the volunteers interested in entrepreneurship and finance. They can gain practical work experience in the field and international experience, while learning from locals and making a worthy contribution to the community.
It is important that you have a strong interest in the field. You should also be flexible, able to communicate well, and eager to learn. Knowledge for business, international development, and microcredit is very important in this project in Uganda.
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum one week commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||2nd or 16th of the month|
|Arrival dates:||1st or 15th of the month|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Location:||Mukono (Around Uganda)|
|7 weeks||$ 760|
|9 weeks||$ 960|
|Extra week||+ $100|
PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up