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About Village Enterprise
Working in rural African villages, Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. Our model is simple and cost-effective, at just $500 per three-person business. 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. Integrated conservation training ensures that new business activities promote environmental best practices. Examples of businesses include livestock, farming, small retail stores and restaurants, tailoring, and beekeeping.Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 businesses and trained over 136,000 East Africans. As we scale up and move into new communities, we’re designing and testing pilots to improve our impact and efficiency.
Village Enterprise is committed to helping achieve the United Nations #1.1 Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Village Enterprise has already transformed the lives of over 700,000 rural Africans, and is now poised to reach potentially millions more. Our new strategic plan outlines our roadmap for rapid scaling. By 2020, we will lift an additional 700,000 rural Africans out of extreme poverty—that’s as many in the next five years as in our entire 28-year history!
Where you come in
Join our quest to end extreme poverty by 2030 by making a generous donation or by sharing our page with your friends and family! Every action know matter how big or small helps transform the lives of those who live in extreme poverty. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” We are extremely grateful for your support and kind donations!
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