Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Microfinance Associate

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Acronyme : MEDA
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The mission of MEDA is to bring hope, opportunity and economic well being to low income people around the world through a business-oriented approach to development. In the developing world, we do this by offering affordable credit, together with marketing and business training, to low income entrepreneurs. MEDA's target group is the poorest of the economically active in the developing world.
Adresse : 155 Frobisher Drive, Suite I-106
Waterloo, Ontario,
N2V 2E1
FAX: (519) 725-9083
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jennifer Helmuth
Courriel : jhelmuth@meda.org
Pays : Nicaragua
Ville : Managua
Secteur : Banques et services financiers
Description du stage : Project Description
MiCredito's mandate is to offer sustainable services to micro and small producers and urban businesses that have limited or no access to credit through the formal financial system. The aim is to improve the livelihoods of rural household as a result of access to appropriate and sustainable financial services.

In Canada
The intern will be required to participate in the pre-departure orientation session at MEDA and to give a presentation of their work to MEDA staff upon their return to Canada after the internship assignment is complete.

The purpose of this internship is to contribute to MiCredito's operations through enhanced operational documentation and research on improving efficiencies and expanding services. Specific duties will include:
- Review, analyze and document MiCredito's current operations. Where appropriate update or create documents outlining policies, practices and methodology.
- Review and analyze current forms used in MiCredito. Give suggestions to enhance, change or create new forms to improve efficency within the organization.
- Prepare and design a MiCredito Report describing its three years of operations and summary of plans for the future to be presented to financiers and potential donors.
- Contribute to market research for potential new branches in the Central North part of Nicaragua.
- Begin preliminary research on the use of technology (cell phones, etc) in microfinance and potential applications to improve MiCredito's efficiency.
Organisation d'accueil : MEDA Nicaragua
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : MEDA Nicaragua is associated directly with MEDA and MEDA's mandate, and operates several programs funded by CIDA, both in microfinance and agricultural production and marketing. MEDA has been incorporated in Nicaragua since 1991 and has hosted seven CIDA interns since 2000.