Learn what the media has to say about our poverty alleviation work.

Featured Press

Disrupting White Supremacy in International Development: 5 Lessons from our Partners
Imago Dei Fund – December 14, 2020

Mobile Money Ensures Continued Success Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis in Uganda
Big Spring Herald – December 9, 2020

Of International Development and White Supremacy
The Standard – November 17, 2020

Village Enterprise Empowers Female Leaders
The Life You Can Save – September 29, 2020

Learning From Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs During Covid-19: What Lockdowns Teach Us About Resilience
Next Billion – August 26, 2020

Pathways Out of Extreme Poverty
Cartier Philanthropy – August 21, 2020

Cyclone Idai Survivors Set to Benefit From $6.6m Interventions
World Vision – August 19, 2020

What Happens in an Outcome-Based Financing Model When a Major Crisis Hits?
Brookings Institute – May 29, 2020

How Dianne Calvi, CEO of Village Enterprise, is aiming at lifting 20 million out of extreme poverty by 2030
Be Your Change podcast – February 18, 2020

Recommendations for Giving
Soul of Finance – December 3, 2019

Paul Simon and Peter Singer Discuss ‘The Life You Can Save.’
The New York Times – December 3, 2019

This Organization Aims to Change How Impact is Measured — and Funded
Devex – November 27, 2019  PDF version.

New Rating System for Charities Aims to Measure Impact of Gifts
The New York Times – November 22, 2019

The Environmental Benefits of Effective Giving
The Life You Can Save – November 18, 2019

Increasing community engagement to tackle wildlife crime in Uganda
Darwin IWT – November 11, 2019

The Right Help
Zátiší Group – October 22, 2019

Poverty Graduation Model: Mobile Tech Can Enable Success
TaroWorks – September 27, 2019

AidEx Nairobi 2019 – an East African perspective of inclusiveness in the aid and development sector
AidEx – September 18, 2019

Announcing: 2019 Drucker Prize Top Ten Finalists
Drucker Institute – August 30, 2019

Payment for Results: Driving Impact with Adaptive Management
Marketlinks (USAID) – August 29, 2019

Findings from the first DFID development impact bonds evaluation report
Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) – August 15, 2019

Support Effective Interventions for World Refugee Day
The Life You Can Save – June 11, 2019

Critics: Give Development Impact Bonds a Chance to Learn to Walk Before They Run
Next Billion – February 19, 2019

On Giving Tuesday: The Gift of Entrepreneurship
The Shrewd Samaritan – November 27, 2018

The Great DIB-ate: Measurement for Development Impact Bonds
Stanford Social Innovations Review – November 21, 2018

Giving out cash is a great way to fight poverty. This approach might be even better.
Vox – October 15, 2018

The Emergence of Development Impact Bonds
World Finance – September 25, 2018

How innovative financing can support entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods
The World Bank – August 8, 2018

Providing Opportunity is the Key to Lifting Families out of Poverty
The Hill – July 16, 2018

Ultra-poor Graduation Model Results Show More Than Just Cash is Needed
Devex – February 15, 2018

Village Enterprise: Alleviating Poverty, Delivering Results
Nonprofit Chronicles – November 21, 2017

A Milestone in Innovative Finance: Exploring the First-Ever Outcome-Based DIB for Poverty Alleviation in Africa
Next Billion Blog – November 16, 2017

Ensuring Effective Development
USAID Blog – October 30, 2017

New DIB brings in big donors, provides biggest test of model to date
DevEx – October 6, 2017

Harnessing Behavior Change to End Extreme Poverty
Center for Financial Inclusion Blog – August 30, 2017

Entrepreneurship is a Skill not a Talent
NextBillion Blog – July 31, 2017

Climbing Toward Hope: How Graduation Programs Help People Rise From Extreme Poverty
The Life You can Save Blog – May 24, 2017

Truth or Truthiness: Seven Steps to Track and Share Progress and Outcomes
GuideStar Blog – May 18, 2017

Pursuing An Evidence-Based Approach To Ending Extreme Poverty
USAID Microlinks Blog – May 10, 2017

Innovative Collaboration in Migori, Kenya
Village Enterprise Press Release – February 23, 2017

UNFCU Announces 2017 Awardees
United Nations Federal Credit Union – January 5, 2017

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Press Releases

Village Enterprise Joins Consortium of Five Organizations to Support Survivors of Cyclone Idai August 24, 2020

Village Enterprise Announces Partnership with Starbucks Foundation and Days for Girls March 5, 2020

Founders Pledge Endorses Village Enterprise as a Top Charity for Women’s Empowerment- December 19, 2018

Village Enterprise Closes Investment for First Development Impact Bond for Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa- July 30, 2018

Village Enterprise Promotes Campaign to End Poverty in Times Square–  June 26, 2018

Village Enterprise and African Wildlife Foundation Team Up to Alleviate Poverty and Protect Bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo–  May 18, 2018

Former Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell Joins Village Enterprise BoardApril 18, 2018

New research shows innovative microenterprise graduation program leads to higher consumption, asset ownership and incomes among the ultra-poor– February 15, 2018

Village Enterprise Joins Mercy Corps Partnership in Kitgum, Uganda To Create Youth Entrepreneurs in Agriculture– February 1, 2018

Innovative Collaboration in Migori, Kenya Tackle Economic Development and Community Health– February 23, 2017

Village Enterprise Named a Finalist for the 6th Annual Classy Awards – May 18, 2016

United Nations Federal Credit Union Foundation Announces Grant to Village Enterprise to Reduce Poverty in Northern Uganda – January 5, 2016

Village Enterprise Launches New Website January 12, 2016