Financial Literacy and Microloan Program Volunteer

  • Cochabamba, Departamento de Cochabamba, Bolivia

If you are interested in this opportunity please fill out the application form on our website. Remember to mention what volunteering placement you're applying to:

http:www.sustainablebolivia.org/volunteer_apply.html

Please attach your CV emphasising required skills, language proficiency, and experience working with youth, families, and communities in community development. Include references.

Do you want to volunteer with an organisation that empowers at risk Bolivian youths through visual and performing arts? Sustainable Bolivia is a nonprofit organization that facilitates volunteer and internship placements with over 35 partner NGOs located in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Our partner organisation, Performing Life, is looking for a volunteer for their new Financial Literacy and Microloan Program to start from as soon as possible. This program evolved from Performing Life's experience in managing a Bracelet and Microenterprise Program for the past ten years.

Time commitment: Preferably six months to one year. Exceptions on time commitment can be made for volunteers with high skill levels, advanced language, and teaching proficiency. We offer discounted rates for volunteers who stay for longer than five months.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach culturally-relevant financial literacy to youth and families
  • Develop microloan procedures (including applications, decision-making, repayment plans etc.)
  • Work with youth and families to create realistic, appropriate, and self-determined business plans which they can use to apply for microloans
  • Provide technical assistance to microloan recipients to implement business plans, evaluate short- and long-term outcomes, and reach their self-determined goals
  • Apply financial principles to improve socio-economic well-being
  • Understanding Bolivia's informal economy and being able to explain its advantages and disadvantages, for families and the community
  • Help people arrive at thoughtful decisions about what is best for the long-term, rather than what is easiest in the short-term

Requirements:

  • Fluent Spanish
  • Intermediate Quechua preferred
  • Experience or formal education in the areas of financial education, financial literacy for for youths and adults, designing business plans, managing microloan programs, providing appropriate technical assistance to loan recipients and/or rural and urban community development.

Your work schedule would be determined by needs and availability of youth and families for the financial literacy classes. Field work includes family home visits and assessents of current financial and business knowledge.

Vacations: Mid-December to mid-January; first two weeks of July.

When applying please attach your CV emphasising required skills, language proficiency, and experience working with youth, families, and communities in community development. Include references.

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  • Julio Arauco Prado 230
    Cochabamba, Departamento de Cochabamba, Bolivia
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  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • International volunteer options:

    International volunteers welcome

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