Working Capital for Community Needs
Board Position Details
Open officer positions: Secretary, Vice President, Fundraising Committee chair, plus a few at-large board seats.
- Board Term: Term - 2 yrs., 3 term limit
- Financial Contribution: Board members are not required to contribute financially.
- Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
- Skills: accounting, banking, financial analysis, fundraising,
About Working Capital for Community Needs
For over 25 years, Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) has created opportunities for access to microfinance, services, and markets to improve the lives and communities of the working poor in Latin America. WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and fair trade coffee organizations in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru. The people who receive our support have the abilities, work ethic and hope for a better life, but need access to financial resources and capacity building. As an investor or donor of WCCN, you can personally make this important work happen.
Central to WCCN’s women empowerment initiatives is the belief that women deserve the opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty. They have the right to own land, to obtain an education, to be producers, to have adequate healthcare, and to provide for themselves and their families without the threat of violence. Historically, more than two-thirds of our partner agencies' clients have been women. These women are starting their own businesses and expanding their farms with the dream of securing a better, healthier, future for themselves and their families.