Village Enterprise Launches 1st Development Impact Bond in Africa

About a year ago Esther Tino started a tailoring business with two of her neighbors. After six months, they had sold almost 50 dresses to their fellow residents of Aduka village in Eastern Uganda. A year later, Esther had saved nearly 100 dollars in her savings group, she’d purchased chickens and goats and a real bed with a brand-new mattress.

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Spotlight on Rebecca: Woman Entrepreneur from Kitale, Kenya

3CF partners with Village Enterprise in the Kitale area of western Kenya to help rural women living below the poverty line start small businesses that graduate them and their households out of extreme poverty.   Neighborhood women with similar business interests join into groups of 3 entrepreneurs to establish each new business. ...

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