Make Big Change.
“IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN YOU EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL
BUT IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION ”
– AFRICAN PROVERB
As a social enterprise with the needs of women in our core agenda, Village Ventures International has the mission to empower women with skills and resources for agribusiness development, rural employment, gender equality, and alleviation of poverty. We aim to do this by:
Our Key Metrics
We aim to measure our success by evaluating :
1. Number of female headed households from our membership that can earn at least USD 500 per month as basic income.
2. Number of Registered Women self help groups (At least 10 members per group) that join our Village Agribusiness Project
3. Number of local Women Investors who choose to partner with us in VAP
4. Acrerage Leased or Owned by VVI per year
5. Tonnage of Farm Produce per season /per year
6. Revenue earned per season/per year
Our Market opportunity
Nearly 63% of all economically active men are engaged in agriculture as compared to 78% of women who make the majority of the farm laborers and market vendors.
In agriculturally productive regions, farmers have problems getting their produce to relatively nearby markets, Most don’t own a truck, car, or even a bicycle. Female farmers, by custom, mainly walk or use public transportation when available.
As a result, brokers and hawkers with trucks, motorcycles and bicycles commonly transport produce to cooperatives and markets, reaping most of the trading benefits. But the brokers won’t travel on untarmarked roads that are washed out by rain, thus produce often get rotten in the fields leading to huge losses.
1. Land Ownership
2. Lease of Machinery
3. Microloans and seed capital
4. Pro bono Training and agricultural extension
6. Renewable Energy: biogas, solar, generator
1. Patriarchal Authority that gives Husbands and sons ownership to
2. Famio Services Limited, Individual, farmers’ cooperatives
3. Banks and Micro Finance Institutions
4. Private Agricultural Extention officers offering services at a fee
5. Agricultural Cooperatives and Middle Men who buy farm produce at
lower prices for higher profits at markets
6. Environmental unfriendly and expensive alternatives
• Wood /charcoal,
• Electricity from Kenya Power and Lighting Company