The Village Company model: An economic development solution providing capital, and expertise that empower rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through creating sustainable businesses that build high quality homes and produce locally sourced materials.
Creating opportunities; improving lives.
What Sets Us Apart
Our collaborative model of economic development. In our pursuit to improve both economic and social conditions, we have developed what we think is the most effective economic development approach for rural villages to date. We call it the Village Company model. We team up with local villagers helping them to incorporate their companies. We then train them on how to govern and manage their business, while at the same time we train 'fundi's' on how to build homes and produce and install materials. We operate in clusters of 4 villages to maximize the economic impact. Learn More
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Creating opportunity by investing in locally led village companies, who build quality houses that are safer, more environmentally friendly, and which provide a healthier environment for the families who live in them.
- supports over 30 people from the village who earn income while learning a trade;
- helps youths and women learn skills and earn income (most 'fundi's' are youths - men and women between the ages of 15 and 34);
- provides quality homes to multi-generation families which typically means at least 1 grand parent, 1 parent and 3 to 4 children.