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IIP-Women's Microfinance Initiative(WMI)
Buyobo, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|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|
|Duration of Program:||8 or more weeks||Program Adviser:||Shahreen Rahman|
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. WMI's goal is to help women build assets so that they can stabilize their income, raise their standard of living and reorient themselves and their families. WMI's small loans bring big changes to impoverished women, who use the money to build small businesses. WMI issued its first microloans in January 2008. By year-end 2019, WMI will have issued issued over 50,000 loans totaling $6.5 million to women in more than 1,500 villages. WMI has developed a unique economic model to transition women to institutional banking and the formal economy in 24-months. Loan funds are recycled so that the program becomes self-sustaining. WMI is making financial inclusion a reality for village women in East Africa.
Intern responsibilities: IIP interns in will assist BWA staff with organizing documents, copying and transmitting documents, automating records, interviewing borrowers, collecting and analyzing data, documenting loan program operations (pictures and stories), teaching girls group lessons, managing community outreach projects, reporting, and computer training. Interns may also teach at the local school, undertake community projects, and supervise other short-term interns.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in international development, gender equity and microfinance are encouraged to apply. Strong Microsoft Excel skills required. Video and photography skills welcome.
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|NOTE: Please note, the start and end dates for each internship will be determined by intern discussion with employer/host organization. Each internship will be at least 8 weeks in duration.|
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