Where We Work: Europe
Volunteer Hours Contributed: 146
Date Completed: March 2010
One of the most significant challenges in the poorest regions of the world is a lack of safe drinking water. A BwB volunteer used his expertise to help France-based danone.communities develop a social business model to accelerate access to safe drinking water for the rural poor in India and Bangladesh. Read more here.
Volunteer Hours Contributed: 400
Date Completed: May 2013
With limited access to formal-sector financial services, children can be particularly vulnerable to economic shocks and to resorting to informal money lenders or potentially abusive and exploitive situations to bridge the financial crisis. MasterCard employee volunteers and Child and Youth Finance International are hoping to change this.
Children and youth represent one-third of the world’s population, and in some countries, especially emerging markets, they can constitute almost half of the population. With limited access to formal-sector financial services, children can be particularly vulnerable to economic shocks and to resorting to informal money lenders or potentially abusive and exploitive situations to bridge the... Read More
Volunteer Hours Contributed: 215
Date Completed: In Progress
Bankers without Borders supports the work of Oxfam Great Britain’s Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) in Bolivia, Honduras, and Nicaragua. EDP identifies business opportunities and helps entrepreneurs develop and implement viable business plans, but requires additional support and business in order to visit the candidate organization to conduct a full evaluation of the organization. Bankers without Borders volunteer work in country to assess the business strategy and financial viability of target social enterprises to help ensure EDP supports sustainable businesses that help people work their way out of poverty.