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As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon from 2006 to 2009, I worked with microfinance institutions, entrepreneurs, and groups interested in earning more money. ...

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon from 2006 to 2009, I worked with microfinance institutions, entrepreneurs, and groups interested in earning more money.

This presentation was given at the Peace Corps & Africa 50th Anniversary conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 25, 2011.

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  • 1. How I Encouraged Income – Generating Activities
    Caroline Anderson
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Cameroon, 2006-2009
  • 2. Small business advisor to network of 23 village banks in the Extreme North for 2 years
    Technical assistance (auditing, training) for local bank managing committees
  • 3. Publicity
    Fliers & public meetings to increase membership & savings
  • 4. Training local leaders
    Improved methods for
    analyzing loan applications, following up on microprojects,
    & recovering unpaid loans
  • 5. Business classesWomen’s Center & for groups
    Instruction in feasibility studies, action plans, basic accounting, budgets, marketing, business plans, and leadership
  • 6. Business Advising
    Individual advice to entrepreneurs
  • 7. 3rd Year with the United Nations Development Program
    Regional Office Manager of the Grassroots Poverty Reduction Sub-Program, Soudano-Sahelian Zone
  • 8. Supervisory Visits
    Monitored & evaluated performance of 35 income-generating projects
  • 9. Planning workshops
    Assured proper implementation of 28 new income-generating projects
  • 10. Selection of new projects
    Funding approved for 27 microprojects = 105 million CFA francs (roughly $200,000)
  • 11. Empowerment through IGAs
    Earning money allows families to send children to school, access health care, and work for a brighter future