Getting to Know Us
Village Enterprise’s pioneering quest to end extreme poverty through entrepreneurship and innovation has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of rural Africans. Our model, which is based on local leadership combined with technological and business acumen is scalable and adaptable. Since our inception, we have started more than 39,000 businesses, trained more than 156,000 entrepreneurs and improved the lives of more than 850,000 women, children and men. Village Enterprise is now poised to reach potentially millions more.
Between 2015 and 2020, Village Enterprise will lift an additional 700,000 Africans out of extreme poverty.
“We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule, and where all children have the same chance to thrive, no matter where they’re born. For those of us who believe in the value of every human life, there isn’t any more inspiring work under way in the world today.”