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MicroLoan Foundation

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Role Title: Fundraising Administrator Volunteer

Where: MicroLoan Foundation (London Office)

MicroLoan Foundation are a very different kind of charity, offering hope, not handouts to some of the poorest women in the world, to help feed their families, send their children to school, and pay for life saving medicines. By providing small loans (average £72) and ongoing business training and support, MicroLoan empowers women in rural Malawi and Zambia to set up their own self-sustainable businesses. The profits from these businesses enable the women to work themselves and their families out of poverty. The charity has significant plans for growth in both existing and new countries.

MicroLoan has pioneered an innovative and sustainable microfinance model suited to remote rural areas and for people most in need in the community. The organisation enables women to work their way out of poverty by providing opportunities to develop lifelong skills, access vital financial services and establish sustainable small businesses. Crucially, MicroLoan works at the grassroots, with people who are usually ignored by other organisations in this sector because of their needs or location.

When: September 2015

Monday – Friday, 10-15 hours per week.

Requirements:

We are looking for a Volunteer who would be able to assist the Fundraising Team with any administrational duties and contribute to the efficient running of the Office.

The Volunteer will be involved with:

We would like the Volunteer to be fully computer literate and comfortable using Microsoft Office, including Excel.  Be able to use our database (ETapestry, training will be given) and have a good telephone manner.

The Volunteer should be outgoing, friendly and have a proactive character, be comfortable working in a group as well as using their own initiative, but be able to ask for help when needed.

To some extent, the role can be shaped to fit the skills you feel you can offer. The role can be quite varied so we would like someone who can be flexible in their approach.

Our Fundraising & Communications Team comprise of:

This is a fantastic learning and development opportunity, whilst at the same time helping to alleviate poverty and gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are an enthusiastic and fun team, and if you would like to make a real difference to women’s rights we would love to hear from you.

This role would be ideal for someone who has a few hours to spare and who wants to make a real impact in fighting poverty.

For more information, contact:

Kasia Bailey, Fundraising Manager, kasia.bailey@mlf.org.uk, or

Nel Cabral, Fundraising Assistant, nel.cabral@mlf.org.uk

020 8827 1691

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