Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Validated by an independent randomized controlled trial, the Village Enterprise Graduation program provides groups of three entrepreneurs with cash transfers as seed capital, training, and ongoing mentoring by a local business mentor. Village Enterprise has started over 48,000 businesses and trained over 185,000 East Africans. As we scale up and move into new communities and countries, we’re designing and testing pilots to improve our impact and efficiency.