Microfinance Projects in Kenya.
The field of microfinance has received a lot of attention since Muhammed Yunus received a Nobel Prize after 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.
All over Kenya, among low and mid-level in-come urban and rural communities.
Kenya is an incredible country to experience. The country boasts some of the most incredible natural wonders in the world as well as a warm culture with a rich heritage. Participants stay with host families and are welcomed into the community and work with local organizations
The Project Background:
Interns work with the staff of MFIs to learn about all aspects of microfinance from assessing the credit-worthiness of potential clients to assisting with education programs and working on the day-to-day tasks a within the main office.
Experience within the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and business administration is helpful.Interns will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Kenyan life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.