Small Business Mentor for Women

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founded in 2010
SustainME
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Coordinator | Samuel
Coordinator | Samuel
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Destaques

Give hope to the poor women and families everyday
Empower vulnerable women and their families towards self sufficiency
Experience really life while working with the women
Embark on a life changing journey that will bring a difference in your life and that of the community
Gain an indepth experience in the Pearl of Afica-Uganda
Work with the women running small businesses. You will be required support the women with business skills and tools. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
50+

About the Program

SustainME  works with women who run small businesses every day. Through our microfinance and women empowerment program, the women receive small loans and business skills to further their small businesses. The small businesses include retail shops, grocery, bakery, farming among others.

Small business Mentors/Trainer is very instrumental in this program as he/she strikes a balance to ensure the continuity of the businesses, women and their families. The volunteer therefore works with the women on their businesses and offers  support.

Tasks for the Volunteer:

  • Work with the women to design cash flow for their businesses:  This involves supporting each woman with a small business and on the microfinance program to have a cash flow sheet.
  • Provide business and entrepreneurship training to the vulnerable women: offer your time and experience to provide business training and skills to the women. Here you will be meeting with groups of women and individuals, and teach them basic business skills that support them in the management of their small businesses.
  • Business assessments for women business: This involves carrying out assessing the small businesses owned by the women before they receive any small loans
  • Business visits: this involves carrying out visits to business locations and premises. When a business is visited, you check out on issues such as how merchandise is arranged, the business records, observe how customers move in and all in all support the woman who runs the business.
  • One on One Mentorship: the women running small businesses need more than just telling them what to do but someone they can rely on for more information. One on One Mentorship involves providing time to each individual woman, listen to them and provide advice much of which is business knowledge, saving knowledge, family planning, education, health among others.  During the 1O1 mentorship, it is an opportunity for the women to learn and acquire knowledge in diverse field though business and livelihood is given priority.

Typical day

Sustain ME offers a flexible work schedule for the Volunteers.

Our workday typically starts at 9:00am when every staff and volunteer is expected to be at the office. Every Monday morning we have a meeting to review our previous work and also look at the way forward. 

Our workday runs from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. All the field activities are planned in advance and transportation done accordingly. However, on days where we have field activities, the work may extend beyond the departure time 4:00pm

Free-time activities

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa"  is filled and endowed with a lot of interesting activities that you can participate in during your Free time, Let us explore them below:

Visit the Source of the Nile. During your free time, you will have an opportunity to visit the Source of River Nile. The Nile river is the longest river in the world at 4,135 miles (6,650 kilometers). Our organization is located the River, so it is a beautiful activity out.

White Water Rafting: White water rafting is an activity carried out on River Nile. During your free time you can enjoy while water rafting and enjoy the breeze and the water falls.

Bike Riding: Taking a bike ride around the community and the town of Jinja is much relaxing

Cultural dance: Uganda is blessed with diverse cultures, while here you can have the time to participate in the different cultural dances and also attend some concerts where the dances are carried out.

Craft Shopping: Jinja, the town where we are located has a lot of shops selling African crafts. A free time can be spend by shopping and touring the several shops and enjoy the African culture through crafts.

Tour some of the Largest Forests: Spend time touring forests around Jinja, Uganda.

Visit National Parks: Uganda is blessed with numerous national parks with beautiful animals and birds. You get the opportunity to do bird watching, animals and reptiles.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Safari/
Zoo
Riding

Requi­sitos

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Economics, Business, Microfinance, Math at University, College level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Community development

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Serviços incluídos

Services by SustainME

Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We Pick you up from the Airport-Entebbe Airport to Jinja where the project site is located. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Entebbe Airport  to Jinja. The staff from our project always accompanies the driver to Pick you up.

We are flexible on the time of picking you up, so as you look into choosing the time of your flight, feel free. We always adjust and pick you up anytime.

Accommodation

We are interested in helping our volunteers learn more about Uganda and the culture here so the accommodation provided is of a host family. And our organization pays the family for the time the volunteer stays there. Unless if the volunteer wants to stay in a hotel, then we can have a special arrangement.

The beauty of the volunteer having the accommodation with a family is that you get to learn more about the culture in Uganda, get friends, learn about the local behaviors and history, and always in a company of someone. The host family selected always meets standards of our organization and are always ready to host you.

The accommodation consists of one bed room and a bathroom. However, for volunteers visiting as a family or couple, we have a special arrangement for you as you get accommodated as a family in Guest house or hotel. But if you prefer to stay with a family host then we make arrangement that way.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Since our Volunteers are hosted with the family, they share a meal and drinks with the host family. In the host family, more of the Ugandan dishes are prepared. If the volunteer wants to eat special meals then we also arrange for that. However, once placed in a home, then the food and Drinks are all arranged through the family.

The food includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The meals include banana which is Uganda's staple food but here it is called Matooke, Beef, Beans, Posho, Greens, Potatoes, Chicken, Rice and Cassava. Breakfast consists of Milk, Bread, Egg, Fruit, Coffee, Rolex and Chapati. Most of these are local dishes, however special meals can always be arranged on request.

If you are a vegetarian, we value you taste. Special meals can be arranged to fit your preference and taste.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Datas & Custos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Our Volunteer program is very flexible, we receive volunteers throughout the year and we encourage volunteers interested in working with us to write to us any time. 

The program runs through out the year due to the diverse needs of the women and families. So you application is welcome at any time

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1.350
5 weeks
$1.400
6 weeks
$1.550
7 weeks
$1.600
12 weeks
$2.856
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10.000
Average fees
$269 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. SustainME informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de candidatura.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with SustainME during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Elevados padrões éticos & impacto social transparente
Opção Flex
Altere a sua reserva sem custos adicionais
Garantia de Reembolso
Reembolsamos suas despesas caso SustainME cancele sua viagem
Apoio & Mediação
Nós cobrimos suas costas, não importa o que aconteça.
Os nossos serviços são gratuitos!
Todas as despesas do programa são cobradas diretamente por SustainME.

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Small Business Mentor for Women

Work with the women running small businesses. You will be required support the women with business skills and tools.

$269/week

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