Microfinance Projects in Kenya
ELI volunteers bathing the elephants ELI volunteers bathing the elephants

Microfinance Projects in Kenya


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities
  • International Trade
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Sales
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism
  • Women's Studies


  • Aids
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Microfinance
  • Small Business Development
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Women

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Year(s) Offered


Participation Guidelines

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Nairobi and provided with transportation to their host family.

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Kenya, a historical overview and introduction to culture, survival Swahili lessons, a morning safari in Lake Nakuru National Park, and visits to sites in Nairobi such as the US embassy which was bombed in 1998 and the elephant orphanage.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Kenya coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Kenya. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Kenyan life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



Experience within the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and business administration is helpful.

Application Procedures

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application