Transform Lives in Kenya with Microloans

by Opportunity International
Mar 7, 2012

Bank Loan Officer Spotlight: Meet Moses Wandera

Moses Wandera
Moses Wandera

Opportunity International’s global team has grown to over 11,501 employees, 99% of whom are nationals. Our 6,515 loan officers are at the heart of our work, offering support and counsel to every client. By providing exceptional training, Opportunity is equipping local, talented staff to become leaders in building the economies of their own communities

Moses Wandera is a native Kenyan who joined the Bungoma Branch of Opportunity International in September 2008. Moses grew up in rural Kenya, where his mother supported the family by selling granola bars and thus exposed Moses at a young age to the concept of entrepreneurship. The future loan officer graduated from Maseno University in Kenya with a Bachelor’s of Education in Home Science & Technology. Upon graduating, Moses worked in the Marketing and Sales department of one of the most successful publishers in Kenya, AAR Health and LONGHORN, for five years.

Capitalizing on his sales experience, Moses took a job with Barclay’s Kenya as a Direct Sales Representative supporting Development House and Queensway Branches in Nairobi. In 2008, Moses left the corporate world and joined the Bungoma Branch of Opportunity Kenya after learning about the organization on Facebook. Opportunity International appealed to Moses because the organization represented a global brand but relied on local support. In addition, Opportunity International targets the poor and Moses personally relates to the experiences and difficulties of being poor. Moses is one of three loan officers at the Bungoma Branch. Opportunity Kenya serves 7,500 clients and Moses’ branch manages the portfolios of 550 clients with a 70% retention rate. Moses personally handles 270 of these portfolios. Moses describes his favorite part of the job, “It feels really good to know that I help ensure that families have food on their table every single day.”

He attends the Pentecostal Assembies of God Church where he is involved as a mentor in a career advice program that guides and counsels youth. Moses is excited about providing leadership that brings positive change in economical, social and spiritual realms of society.   


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Opportunity International

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Project Leader:
Dana Lunberry
Partner Relationship Specialist
Oak Brook, IL United States

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