Volunteer in Africa


Financial Management Volunteer Opportunities in Africa

Financial Management

 

Global Mamas provides women in Ghana with direct access to markets around the world. We provide our producers with personalized, hands-on business assistance and trainings to strengthen their capacity. To assure that our organization continues to grow and support more women every year, our business development volunteers focus on a wide range of projects that empower the women we work with to become self-sufficient.

 

 

Our Mamas are always struggling to manage their growing incomes and benefit greatly from financial reviews and even more importantly, financial planning. At the organization level we are always seeking assistance with a variety of financial projects.

 

Whether as a short-term or long-term volunteer, your professional skills will be put to use and help make a difference in the lives of women in Africa, their families and their communities. At the same time, you will give purpose to your time off work.

Past Financial Management Projects

Kirsten Klein - Women's Empowerment volunteer in Africa

Kirsten Klein
Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Kirsten developed and implemented a training course that will help Global Mamas producers develop a better understanding of business and financial management. She also helped Global Mamas in the following ways:

  • Provided one-on-one business financial training, including how to calculate wages for fair trade, to individual business owners
  • Developed workshops on time, cost, expense, profit analysis and purchase order analysis for the Mamas
  • Analyzed Global Mamas financial statements to review trends, benchmarks, expenses and ways to grow the organization

The most satisfying part of Kirsten's volunteer time was training the women individually in their homes and shops. She enjoyed delivering the two financial workshops and following up with as many women as possible and working with the Mamas individually to figure out appropriate wages and developing bookkeeping systems that work for their level of understanding and business size.

"My favourite moments in Ghana involved traveling with my friends made in Ghana. I enjoyed the destination; however, it was the adventure of the travel that I loved the most – negotiating fares, trying to meet up with friends in unfamiliar places, drawing and using maps, hoping the rickety tro actually starts again, helpful locals, obscure Michael Jackson videos in the mini-bus, buying food out of the windows, riding with fish and chickens and hoping the middle-of-nowhere place you just got dropped off at was the middle-of-nowhere place you wanted!"



      

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