Getting to Know Us
Village Enterprise is a leading-edge organization forged and nurtured in Silicon Valley that has lifted hundreds of thousands of rural Africans out of extreme poverty. Guided by technological and business acumen, Village Enterprise has refined a model that is scalable and adaptable. Since our inception, we have started more than 35,000 businesses, trained more than 145,000 entrepreneurs and improved the lives of more than 700,000 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.”