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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John Locke and the Ilbisil Maasai Women’s Savings Group?

John Locke, one of the enlightenment philosophers, posited in the 17th century that the fruits of an individual’s labor entitled that person to own and accumulate property, a God-given right. A person’s property, broadly interpreted to include everything from the material goods to personal aspirations, ...

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Thriive: Building Prosperity and Self-Sufficiency in Global Communities

At Thriive we believe in coupling the power of free markets with a commitment to social justice. We believe in an interconnected global economy that pursues shared prosperity and stability. And we believe in the dignity and potential of challenged global communities to become more self-reliant.

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Village Enterprise 5th Innovation Summit a Huge Success

3rd Creek Foundation has partnered with Village Enterprise since 2013, helping fund women-owned microbusinesses in rural Western Kenya. Dianne Calvi, CEO of Village Enterprise contributed the following blog entry, reflecting on the organization's 5th Annual Innovation Summit, an event designed to identify improvements and enhance the Village Enterprise poverty alleviation model.

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