Volunteer in Africa

Financial Planning Volunteer Opportunities in Africa


Financial Planning


Global Mamas creates sustainable livelihoods for women in Africa by promoting their traditional skills in the production of fair trade products. As our women realize financial security through our programs, they need assistance to manage their growing income. There are many ways in which we could put your accounting skills to use:

  • Work one-on-one with our Mamas to help them understand and evaluate their historical financial data and create budgets and financial plans to achieve their goals.
  • Work with our Mamas who are direct employees to create personal budgets and savings goals so that they can realize their dreams.
  • Help Global Mamas with various financial analysis and planning projects that improve the financial management of the organization.

Past Financial Planning Projects

Freda Ng - Business-development-volunteer-in-africa

Freda Ng
Hong Kong, China

Freda laid much of the groundwork for Global Mamas' export program and directly helped many small business women by:

  • Developing a 2-year timeline for rolling out the International Trade program to include numerous businesses in the Cape Coast area.
  • Developing an Excel model to assist with order taking, production management and inventory tracking.
  • Creating a product coding system and reorganized product database according to this system.
  • Conducting a business training on financial planning with 6 women entrepreneurs.
  • Worked with two businesses to write a business plan and a proposal for funding.

The best part about Freda's experience was the unforgettable smiles and appreciation she got from the seamstresses and batikers after training them on financial planning.

"My volunteer experience is a highlight of my life! I probably have never smiled and laughed as much as I did during my stay in Ghana. The appreciation and warmness I got from the locals I've served was unforgettable. On the other hand, the optimistic and friendly Ghanaians have also taught me how to make fun and joy out of every minute in life!"