MICRO FINANCE PROJECT VOLUNTEER

Published

09/07/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Kasoa off Nyanyano Rd, opposite 1st pacific gas filling station
Walantu South H/No 48/1
Kasoa
CENTRAL REGION
+233
Ghana

Description

GAFI’S MICRO FINANCE PROJECT

The role of Micro finance in modern society has been a crucial means for changing the developing world & for the countries like Ghana. It has been a new hope for empowering the rural communities, through the principle of sustainable development approach. Working in Micro Finance sector, you can help create a sustainable path to economic independence for individuals, families and communities in Ghana. Also, you can help develope the infrastructure and systems needed for microfinance opportunities in order to prepare the base for Sustainable Development of the communities.

Sustainable development in Ghana means not only protecting the environment but also making sure to meet the needs of the local people through various micro projects development initiatives as well. One of the key factors for the successful sustainable development approach comes from the Micro Finance project, which play a very significant role for the sustainable development in Ghanaian communities through various ways.

Microfinance is when organizations provide loans and other baseline financial products to people or groups who are unable to receive these from banks. Over a fixed period of time, these loans will be paid back. These initiatives are geared towards reducing urban and rural poverty and are typically put forth by the government and other institutions.

Our micro-finance projects seek to empower individuals by providing them with life skills, training and education alongside small financial loans. We do not simply lend money; we work on a grassroots level forming long-term relationships, offering financial literacy, promoting savings and investing not only in a micro-enterprise, but the individual, family and/or community itself. We utilize applied research throughout our work to create an opportunity that is not only needed in the community, but also desired by the micro-entrepreneur, thus creating the ownership necessary for the project's success and sustainability.

VOLUNTEERS OR INERNS ON MICRO FINANCE PROJECT

GAFI’s Interns and volunteers give you the opportunity to further your knowledge about Micro Finance in Ghana. Furthermore, through this Micro finance internship Program in Ghana; you will have a better chance to develop your understanding basically focusing three things, micro finance opportunities in Ghana, its operating system & finally it's impact in the communities for achieving the goal of Poverty and Hunger Alleviation in Ghana. If you like to do Internship or volunteer in Micro Finance project and gain valuable professional experience working in Micro Finance / Micro credit projects or in Ghana, then this can be the right internship or volunteering program for you!

As a volunteer or intern with our Microfinance Project, Volunteering or Internship Program, you will be placed in a unique position to assist with microfinance initiatives in Ghana. These initiatives are geared towards reducing urban and rural poverty and are typically put forth by the government and other institutions.

Responsibilities:

Volunteers and interns will participate by looking over loan application forms, filling out and balancing the daily ledger, leading exit interviews for individuals who are doing repaying, keeping track of beneficiary profiles and standing, as well as paying visits to beneficiaries in order to look over their progress and collect payments.

· Monitor, evaluate and report on the project activities to the Project Manager

· Create and update documentation and research regularly

· Create long term, medium term and short term plans with the support of the Project Manager

· Attend group meetings and assist on other projects where needed

· Create blog posts related to their projects and experiences monthly

· Update or create a project manual at the end of internship

For longer-term volunteers or interns, you will be able to analyze reports in a more detailed manner as your project long-term financial growth, review microfinance loan policy and procedure and, finally, help to create new microfinance initiatives.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@gadrageaid.org
http://www.gadrageaid.org/volunteer-application-form/

HOW TO APPLY

You must be 18 years or over at the start of the program.

chidren between the ages of 15 and 17 are welcome to serve as peer mentors, but will have to come in groups with a leader who is at leader

You must be able to speak English.

You must at least have a high school education if you want to perform formal teaching activities to the local communities.

Once you're ready, this is how the planning process goes:

1. Apply by sending your Cv through info@gadrageaid.org or gadrage@gmail.com

2. GAFI will review your application and respond to you within 24 - 48 hours.

3. Once you're sure of your plans, secure your spot by making an advance payment of not less than 10% your fee

4. Your GAFI Project Manager will help you prepare for your trip.


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