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IIP-Women's Microfinance Initiative (WMI)
Buyobo, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
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IIP-Women's Microfinance Initiative (WMI)


WMI's mission is to establish village-level loan hubs, administered by local women, to provide capital, training and support services to rural women in the lowest income brackets in East Africa so that they can engage in income producing activities.  Its goal is to help women living in poverty build assets so that they can stabilize their income and raise the standard of living for their families. WMI has been operating for over a decade now and its economic model allows the loan programs to become self-sufficient after 2 years of operation.  The Buyobo, Uganda loan program is the oldest WMI loan program.  Located in the Sironko District, about 30 minutes from Mbale, it has over 2,500 active clients.

Intern responsibilities: IIP interns in Buyobo assist with loan program operations: surveys, issuing loans, and interviewing borrowers in the field; collect and analyze data; document loan program activities (via pictures, videos and stories) and conduct reporting and computer training for staff members. IIP interns will also undertake community projects at local schools. Additional responsibilities may include interfacing with other NGOs/bank personnel/government officials as requested and creating media for WMI website.

Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in international development, gender equity and microfinance are encouraged to apply.

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