VV - Micro-EnterpriseSupporting Economic Self-Sufficiency and Technical Assistance

The Mission

Assisting women to start and manage small enterprises.

The Need

Poverty makes survival a daily challenge.  Social challenges such as environmental degradation, food shortage, unclean water and lack of employment opportunities and education can seem insurmountable, or they can alternately inspire businesses that answers a need.   Often the only place poor women can make money is in the informal economy in the exchange of goods and services. With no credit, house, land, education, or possessions, Kenyan widows struggle immensely to pay school and medical fees and feed their children, let alone save or build capital.

The Approach

The Village Microenterprise Fund  helps women access micro-loans allowing them to start small businesses  such as  selling locally made products.  All loan recipients receive training and assistance, becoming  economically  stable,   empowering leaders of their community. This fund gives a woman a chance at economic freedom and   independence! Village Volunteers supports entrepreneurial business and marketing management training which is paramount to the success of any  enterprise. We facilitate market research and product development to provide options for the establishment of social enterprises that have a clear path to success.

Get Involved

Donate to support an existing social enterprise. Provide seed money for small start-up enterprises.

Volunteer to teach business and marketing in villages. Assist communities with research and development.