Village Enterprise Announced as Million Lives Club Vanguard Member

Village Enterprise Announced as Million Lives Club Vanguard Member

We are excited to announce that Village Enterprise has been selected as a new member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance, hosted on the Global Innovation Exchange, and supported by a growing number of prominent development organizations!

We attained Vanguard cohort status in recognition for our transformative impact on the lives of over one million individuals previously living on $1.90 or less per day. Becoming a member of the Million Lives Club will bring greater visibility and support to our innovative model while also allowing us to connect with and learn from other like-minded practitioners. 

In 2019, Village Enterprise reached the significant milestone of lifting one million individuals out of extreme poverty. To date, Village Enterprise has started 52,000 small businesses, trained 197,000 East Africans, and lifted 1.1 million individuals out of extreme poverty.

The Million Lives Club celebrates innovators who are expanding their programs to make a significant impact by addressing the ecosystems and enabling environments that contribute to the growth of global development challenges. We are thrilled to be a part of this prominent group, joining our peers One Acre Fund, Vision Spring, and Last Mile Health, among many others.  Based on the belief that by highlighting innovators who have achieved transformative change, the Million Lives Club acts as a powerful platform encouraging implementation of social innovations while laddering up to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

We acknowledge that this achievement would not be possible without your continued support. Please join us in celebrating this exciting milestone!


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Village Enterprise identifies the extreme poor in Kenya and Uganda and delivers a four part program to build businesses: entrepreneurship training, a cash grant, business mentoring, and a savings group. There is strong evidence that this leads to a significant and persistent increase in income.

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