The Village Enterprise Model

We believe in the power of the entrepreneurial spirit to transform lives and build resilience to climate change. Community-based and locally-led, our poverty graduation program equips people living in extreme poverty in rural Africa with cash transfers, training, and mentoring to create climate-smart, sustainable businesses and savings groups, permanently breaking the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Digital technology and a group-based approach make our model more scalable and cost-effective than traditional approaches. Over 83% of our entrepreneurs are female, ensuring greater gender equity and increased opportunities for women and families. And rigorous evidence shows that our model works!

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