ADITO Internship Presentation 2009

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ADITO Internship Presentation 2009

  1. 1. experience microfinance
  2. 2. CONTENTS 1 WHO WE ARE 2 INTERNSHIPS 3 WHERE WE GO 4 WHAT TO DO NEXT
  3. 3. 1 How ADITO Works
  4. 4. What is microfnance? • Microfnance is the provision of fnancial s ervices on a very s mall s cale to people (mos tly women) who are otherwis e unbankable • Structured so as to overcome the obs tacles of formal f nance – collateral, location, formal legal identity… • Helps poor people to improve their lives by giving them to means to s tart and develop income generating activities
  5. 5. What is ADITO? • ADITO is a nexus between Harvard and the world of microfnance • We have two main missions: o To as s is t gras s roots microfnance ins titutions (MFIs) by providing pro bono consulting o To expos e Harvard s tudents to microfnance by giving them hands-on experiences • We will soon become a registered 501(c)(3)
  6. 6. The People Simon – CEO Polina – COO Valerie – CFO Regional Directors, Event Coordinators, Grant Directors
  7. 7. What we do Selection of interns Microfinance conference Project preparation Microfinance seminar Support of interns Fundraising
  8. 8. 2 Internships
  9. 9. Our 2009 Interns
  10. 10. What does an intern do •Projects •Consulting •Impact studies •Web presentations •Field work
  11. 11. What it takes •Application process •Spring preparation for your internship •Seminar •Money •Travel preparations •Internship •Future involvement with ADITO
  12. 12. 3 Where we go
  13. 13. India MIMO Mann Deshi Ujjivan HKL
  14. 14. India Possible projects: •Conduct impact assessment studies by interviewing clients to determine effectiveness and influence of microcredit services •Reviewing and conducting analyses on a pilot program of smart card technology •Marketing and technical work on a recently launched radio station
  15. 15. Africa Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda: located in Kigali, over 1,000,000 clients, offer both individual and group loans, partnered with Grameen foundation to provide remote locations with "Village phones" PRIDE Tanzania: leading MFI in Tanzania, headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, with over 25 branches throughout the country serving 30,000 clients, offers wide variety of loans from around $150 to $15,000, possibility to intern at several branches Central Bank of Ghana (almost confirmed) Sia N'Son (Parakou, Benin)
  16. 16. Argentina •Resistencia (Grameen Lapacho) •La Plata •Rosario
  17. 17. 4 What to do next
  18. 18. Find out more - ask questions: ● smahler@fas ● pkrass@fas ● vchadha@fas Get an application, f ll it in, and i submit it by Dec 3, 2009
  19. 19. Thanks for coming

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