Village Enterprise

Microenterprise Program

Mission: To increase incomes of extremely poor residents of rural sub-Saharan Africa.

Intervention: Village Enterprise delivers a yearlong, four-part program to the extreme poor: cash to start a business, training, mentoring and a savings group.

Impact and cost: $1.60 in combined consumption and assets per $1 spent

Quality of evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Read the findings and executive summary (PDF, 11 pages)
Read the full report (PDF, 79 pages)
Download supporting appendix (Excel spreadsheet)