Yesterday was my last day at CRAN Microfinance. It’s been an amazing and challenging four months and I’m sad to leave this group of amazing people. Everyone was so welcoming and kind at CRAN. They put up with my incessant questions and were always willing to help me with any issues.
During our daily devotion, the entire office surprised me with a party. Everyone went around the room and thanked me or offered me words of encouragement. It was so sweet! Then they presented with a gift and we had a toast. It was easily the nicest thing any employer has done for me. The gift consisted of two dresses and a pair of sandals that I promptly changed into. One of my coworkers wrote a song about me, which he made everyone sing. I almost died laughing.
Earlier this week, I had to do a capstone presentation about my experience at CRAN. I’ll try and upload it when I have better Internet connection.
Overall, my experience working at CRAN has been fantastic, and I learned so much from everyone here. I’ve been able to witness so much change within the organization and have learned how to adapt. Mostly, I’ve learned about the inner workings of a MFI and the challenges that arise with clients and donors. I feel that my experience working here had better prepared me for working back home and I look forward to putting the skills I’ve gained here to good use.