Raising the village
Raising The Village works to end extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income generation activities and building local capacity, while moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency.
They partner with some of the most remote and impoverished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa; these “last mile” communities currently receive no government or international aid, and fall well below the threshold for microfinance opportunities.
The villages that they work with exist with household incomes of less than $1.00/day with some as low as $0.10/day. At these levels, they are subsisting without a safety net and are constantly pushed back further in poverty by circumstances such as illness, floods, poor harvest, and violent conflict.