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Micro-finance Internship/Volunteering in Nepal
Continuous recruitment with flexible starting dates
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
(Placement also available in NGO support; teaching; public health; environment & conservation and so on)
Microcredit Cooperative Support Project is one of the most important initiatives within Women’s Empowerment Program for promoting economic empowerment among community women.
While it is estimated that 40% of Nepali women are engaged in economic work, their roles as mentors and labourers are not recognised. Often denied an education and ownership of property, they remain confined in menial jobs within agriculture. They cannot change their circumstances without access to credit or training.
Since 2007 our local team has worked with local community, empowering the women by supplying economic tools. Three years ago, our local team established an Agricultural Women Cooperative Limited, which has now benefitted over 500 women, offering a service of saving and credit. They are also encouraged to join the local agricultural office to buy products such as fertilisers and seeds at a subsidised rate. The ultimate aim is for the microcredit cooperative to run autonomously within the community.
Interns/Volunteers will support the continued work of the microcredit cooperative and to help drive it toward autonomy. You will do this by helping to train staff and board members, assisting the microcredit cooperative in developing financial strength, educating and empowering the board members to take over the cooperative and helping the board to locate and pursue networking opportunities. You will usually work six days a week, four or five hours each day.
• Finance/Economic background
• Travel experience
• Open to cultures
• Speak decent English
• Great opportunity of interning in Nepal and gaining international working experience
• Travel opportunities to explore this mysterious country
• Reference Letter from Host Company and Completion Certificate upon completion
• Meet likeminded people from all over the world
This opportunity requires participation fee to provide airport pickup, accommodation, food and local team’s support .
For price details and inclusions please go to http://www.asia-internship.com/internship-in-nepal
• You will be expected to receive the following services:
• Visa guidance
• Airport Pick-up
• Accommodation - local host family
• Life & Travel suggestions
• Cultural activities
• 24/7 support
• Completion certificate & Reference letter
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to website www.asia-internship.com to apply
Asia Internship provides affordable internship and volunteering programs to students who want to expand their career development or gain a valuable experience in Asia. We run programs in China, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam. Thailand, Laos and so on.