Village Enterprise

Tags: Community Development, Economic Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, International Development, Job Training, Nonprofit Management, Small Business

Working in rural African villages, Village Enterprise equips people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses. The Village Enterprise one-year graduation program provides groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital, training and on-going mentoring by a local business mentor. We organize the business groups into Business Savings Groups (BSGs) of 30 entrepreneurs (10 business groups) to allow access to growth capital, provide a safe place for savings, and build social capital.