Social Enterprise Coordinator
Support Economic Empowerment in Cusco, Peru
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT
In order to reduce dependency and move towards sustainability, LAFF supports activities which generate income for our partners, reduce their dependency on external funding and, in some cases, provide training and job placement opportunities for at-risk young people. The Social Enterprise/ income generation programme is built around a participatory approach. The main strategy is to provide technical support directly or indirectly through LAFF’s volunteers, the PM and/or training institutions. LAFF also raises funds to cover the start-up costs of social enterprise projects/ income generating activities. The aim of the programme, however, is to design a self-sustainable business model, so that the business will one day no longer require financial assistance from LAFF or other sources.
The main objective of the programme in the short term is to make sure the enterprise generates enough income to cover a considerable part of the children's homes running costs. The ultimate aim of the programme, however, is to design a self-sustainable business model, so that the business no longer requires financial assistance from us or other sources.
In addition to economic results, the programme will also be successful if it can provide young beneficiaries with vocational training and job opportunities.
- Business Strategy
- Strategic Marketing
ADDITIONAL USEFUL SKILLS:
- communication skill
- report writing
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Volunteers gain experience in social enterprise management and income generation activities in Peru.
- They have the opportunity to improve their language skills by working and living in a Spanish-speaking country
- They get to understand how a small charity operates in Peru
- Pick-up service from the airport
- City tour
- 24h assistance
- Friendly working environment and the opportunity to join other volunteers in social activities (nights out, hikes and so on)
Questions & Answers About this Opportunity
Hello, I am very interested in this opportunity and have two questions I would appreciate your help with: 1. When are you looking for volunteers to start? 2. Do you provide any stipend or accommodation? If not, please could you give a rough guide of monthly living costs in Cusco. Thanks in advance! Leonie
Hi Leonie, thank you for your interest in volunteering with LAFF. We are looking for volunteers to start whenever, we need volunteers all year round, so whenever you can start is good for us. We don't provide a stipend or accommodation, however monthly rent in Cusco is about 600 soles ($200) or less. Many volunteers have also stayed at homestays or helped volunteer at hostels to stay for free. Thanks, Andreas
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Industry: Education, Fundraising, Non-Profit
Mission: Economic Empowerment
Size: Startup: 2 - 5 persons
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