Fund a special project

Fund a special project

Your major donation can directly impact an issue, organization, or region you’re passionate about. Choose from current projects in need of funding, or work with us to develop an opportunity that matches your values and interests. To get started, contact:

Rickard Vikstrom

Executive Director rickard@thelifeyoucansave.org

Fund a Village

Fund a Village

Village Enterprise

736 million people in the world live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 a day. Covid-19 is likely to cause the first increase in global poverty since 1998. The share of the world’s population living on less than $1.90 per day is projected to increase from 8.2% in 2019 to 8.6% in 2020. Though Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been hit relatively less by the virus itself, the World Bank projection suggests that it will be the region that will be hit hardest in terms of an increase in extreme poverty — 23 million people will be pushed into poverty in SSA due to Covid-19 adding to the 448 million African already living in extreme poverty.

Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. With 30 years of experience serving as a pioneer in the quest to 
help rural Africans lift themselves from poverty, Village Enterprise’s community-based, participatory program reflects a bottom-up approach to micro-enterprise development.

Through local leadership and a strong record of adaptation and innovation, Village Enterprise has been recognized by industry leaders, including Innovations for Poverty Action, The Life You Can Save, and Founders Pledge as evidence-based and cost-effective.

Village Enterprise works one village at a time to end extreme poverty in rural Africa. With only $33,000, you can lift an entire village out of extreme poverty by starting 50 small businesses, training 150 new enterprising poor to business skills and financial literacy, creating 5 business savings groups and transforming the lives of 150 families or 1,000 people.

FUND-A-VILLAGE FROM US$ 33,000


Rickard Vikstrom

Executive Director rickard@thelifeyoucansave.org