Looking for Volunteers to Help with Grassroots Micro-Lending Organization

Our organization, People Helping People Global, is looking for volunteers/interns to help out with our micro-lending projects. The majority of the work that we do is based in the communities south of Granada and in the Isletas. However, we are also scaling up our projects in Matagalpa and San Isidro. I have posted our open volunteer intern position description below. If you're interested in learning more or applying for the position, please email me at alex@phpgmicrolending.org.

INTERNSHIP POSITION: Nicaraguan Liaison – Micro-Lending Intern

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: People Helping People Global (PHPG) is seeking interns to help with its projects in Central America. Travel, develop Spanish-language skills, and work for a grassroots, micro-lending organization in Nicaragua.

QUALIFICATIONS: We’re looking for organized, motivated individuals with previous travel experience or an interest in experiencing the developing world. Fluent Spanish speakers are preferred; however, intermediate Spanish-speakers are also welcome to apply. A background in Finance, Economics, or Latin American Studies is also preferred; however, anyone is welcome to apply.

DUTIES (Including, but not limited to): • Interview prospective loan recipients to determine whether they qualify for our programs. • Conduct periodic reviews of our loan recipients' progress and identify potential challenges for our clients. • Attend community meetings with our Nicaraguan staff and assist in the collection of loan repayments. • Write blog entries about your experiences (creative media, such as videos, are greatly encouraged!) • Organize Microfinance Plus programs, where experts will come in to teach our clients certain skills and conduct orientations. • Report progress to the PHPG home office in the U.S. • Spread the word about PHPG and be an advocate for the organization both in Nicaragua and in the U.S.

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Interns are responsible for covering all expenses for travel, lodging, food, and other costs related to the internship. Interns may fundraise through the organization to cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and food. PHPG will do its best to support the interns in any fundraising efforts. An intern can expect to spend between $2,000 and $3,200 for a four-month internship.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Alex Tuck, Executive Director – alex@phpgmicrolending.org

COMPANY OVERVIEW: People Helping People Global is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It provides interest-free microloans to individuals living on less than $2 USD per day. These loans are used solely for the purposes of starting or expanding small businesses. The organization currently operates in Nicaragua – in the regions of Granada and Matagalpa. If you would like to learn more about the organization, feel free to visit their website, http://phpgmicrolending.org.

Last updated 2012-08-17.