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"During my stay we worked, we laughed, we danced, we created memories and ultimately I and Kidzcan became FAMILY and I will never forget such a learning experience."





[Volunteer]
Giada (CIMA)
Kidzcan Zimbabwe

"Words are not enough to express how grateful we are for Jack and the support you have offered us as Kyusa... he delivered way beyond what I had anticipated. He has helped us set up a financial system that we can use with ease, it is free and allows us to generate financial statements in the easiest way. This is a huge step for us and we feel confident as we embark on this new year.

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He also helped me with setting up a financial model that we can use both to track progress as well as make projections that are both vital for regular reporting and grant applications. He also took me through the tool to understand how to use it while he is not here.

In addition to all that, he develop a financial management training tool that we are going to be offering as a training package. In other words he has developed a new product for us as an organisation. This is a life time value addition for us as a growing organisation.

In a nut shell, Jack is the best consultant/ volunteer we have had so far and I am deeply grateful for this partnership."



[Partner Organisation]
Kyusa, Uganda

“We are proud of the partnership we have with AfID and would be donors are showing more interest in us when we let them know that our Accounting staff are AfID trained.”





[Partner Organisation]
Life with a Purpose Community Based Organisation, Malawi

“I had such a fantastic experience volunteering with Life with a Purpose. The finance staff were keen to learn and grateful for my input and on completion of the project it felt like I had really helped equip the organisation for the next stage of its development...

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... Staying with the CEO’s family also gave me a unique opportunity to learn more about local livelihoods in Malawi and the challenges faced, particularly with unemployment. I would recommend a similar placement to anyone looking for the chance to do something different while giving back”. 



[Volunteer]
Anna (CIPFA)
Life with a Purpose Community Based Organisation, Malawi

".. My time volunteering for CHIA has sadly come to an end and it's really been a truly amazing experience in so many ways that I did not expect.  Whilst I hope I've achieved my aim to provide some guidance and support, they have also given me so much...

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...I've learnt a lot about how a charity is organised.  Funding in the not-for-profit sector is obviously very much a constant concern, and in the two weeks I worked at CHIA it was so heartening to hear of all the volunteer applications, organisations that get in touch out of the blue wanting to fund-raise, and all the people that are just interested in the great work they do and become such generous benefactors.   My volunteer certificate from CHIA will take pride of place in my home."



[Volunteer]
Monica (CIMA)
CHIA Vietnam

"Thanks a million. The support you provide organizations like ours truly is making a large difference. Thomas is absolutely exactly what we needed at this time. He is hard working, diligent, culturally very quick to adapt, flexible and clearly very technically sound....

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...He has already jumped in and helped us uncover some key areas in our model that we simply didnt see before. One being that one of the schools simply could never reach full sustainability even if at 100% student capacity. He has also already helped us hash out a leaner and simpler way to be showing and using our cash flow."



[Partner Organisation]
Silverleaf Academy, Tanzania

Q. What was your most rewarding experience?

"I have helped Jean Baptiste to implement an accounting package, and to modify existing spreadsheet based records and link them via a tailored import package. He has taken up the challenge and succeeded, and to see this rapid professional development is very rewarding."

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Q. Would you recommend volunteering overseas?

"Without hesitation I would recommend this, particularly to those who are young and recently qualified, or retired but still cerebrally active. There is a great need and opportunity, particularly for people who have retired, and do not have to command a salary commensurate with their experience. It is a great way to learn about, and experience, the wider world."

Read more about Mike's volunteer experience in Rwanda



[Volunteer]
Mike, CIPFA
High Performance Service Rwanda

"We deeply thank Mary for her great professional contribution and wonderful personal accompany during her stay with us in Intiwawa. Both her work experience and adaptive personality have enriched the way we work. Thank you."





[Partner Organisation]
Intiwawa, Peru