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Micro finance is a good structure of providing a support through dispensing small, low-interest loans to assist small scale businesses or local individuals and groups to work their way out of poverty. The project targets those in need of assistance in small schemes, bookkeeping and give them the head start that they need to empower themselves gradually out of poverty within the community. By doing so, you’ll empower communities, women and youth in particular, to become self-sufficient.
This enables the individuals involved to secure a sustainable future for themselves and their families through small scale entrepreneurship. Vulnerable individuals or groups who participate in the project receive small loans which, over time and with guidance, they will reimburse. Following complete reimbursement of the loan, new candidates will be selected to join the program
*Introduction of the micro finance loan product and services to prospective small scale sellers at the markets and shops.
*Discussing and evaluating business plans of clients to fully understand the nature of their business activities.
*Interviewing and screening small scale business men and women for a potential loan.
*Managing and monitoring loan accounts of individuals and groups who have already taken loans and many more accounting and business support services.

The project is ongoing so any date can apply. It does not matter whether you are a seasoned professional or not looking for something different on work vacation or a college student wanting to learn more about the industry, there is a micro finance opportunity for you. It is important that you have a strong interest and are flexible, a good communicator, and willing to learn.


1. Location:
The project is based in the capital city, Accra, with shops, banks & Internet cafes nearby. This vibrant city is renowned for its friendly atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. It's full of contrasts: from traditional culture and history to modern infrastructure.

2. About this project:
Our Flexibility and Variety enables us to match your skills and aspirations to a suitable volunteer internship programs that allows you to join us when it is best for you. There are no set start and end dates and programs run continuously throughout the year, so we can easily fit your schedule. These allow volunteers to join us on a flexible time frame in creative projects. Whenever volunteers arrive and at whatever time, we will be waiting at the airport for them with all the details for their project fully prepared. This flexibility also allows people to combine programs, to live and work with friends, and to work at the placement which inspires them most.

3. Arrival and Departure Point:
(Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

4. Working Hours:
Monday to Friday, Starting at 08.00 am
25-40 hour week

5. Transport:
Dependent on where you are staying, not more than 60 minutes travelling time. Part by commercial mini bus/taxi and part walking.

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