VSO is an international development charity. Our volunteers work with local organisations that serve poor people. They help give children a future through education. They improve the standards of care in hospitals. They train poor people in the skills they need to earn a living.
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Many youth polytechnic schools in Kenya face debilitating funding shortages and some even lack electricity to power their workshops. Fundraising support officer, business advisor and VSO volunteer Vilma Esoto is bringing her business acumen – and infectious enthusiasm – to a challenging situation.
The bump-up to business success
Jane Ntuoyi lives and works in the one-street village of Chumvi, where her small shop vies for attention with the health clinic and school. She bought the plot for her home and shop with money secured through VSO Jitolee and microfinance organisation K-Rep, and now runs a thriving business.
- To date 40,000 people have volunteered with us
- 32 countries currently host VSO volunteers
- 1,048 local partners work with us worldwide
Where we work
We work in the world’s least developed countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.