Help us end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation! Each business is comprised of 3 entrepreneurs and impacts an average of 20 people.

Make a one-time donation to a Village Enterprise Entrepreneur

Give Now

Provide constant, reliable support for our Graduation program

Invest monthly

Create a sustainable business, transform lives.



lift 1 person out of extreme poverty


provide one-year of training and mentoring for a business


provide the seed-capital to jumpstart a business


launch a small business


lift 4+ families out of extreme poverty


start 5 businesses and become a Village Venture Capitalist

Other Ways to Give


Village Enterprise accepts personal checks as well as checks from charitable funds. Please direct gifts to Village Enterprise, PMB 222, 751 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, 94070.

Planned Giving

You may make a bequest or estate gift by including a provision in your will or living trust. Village Enterprise is delighted to be partnering with FreeWill to help you make a will in less than 25 minutes, and it’s 100% free. Click here to create your Freewill today! For more information, please call Lucy Valentine Wurtz at 650/802-8891 or send an inquiry through our contact form.

In Honor or Memory

Honor someone you care about for a holiday or birthday. Likewise, you can memorialize an individual’s legacy by making a gift in their honor. Click here for tribute giving.

Donate Stock or Shares

Consider a gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds rather than a cash donation. A gift of appreciated property often provides additional tax benefits along with the satisfaction of contributing to a cause you believe in. To donate stock, please call us at 650/802-8891 or email us at

Corporate Matching

Many companies provide matching gifts for all or part of their employee’s donation. Please check with your employer, or contact us at 650/802-8891 for more information.

Donate Airline Miles

By giving your Frequent Flyer miles, you support our program by keeping our travel cost down. For more information, please contact Kelsey Ingram at

Gifts in Kind

If you have goods or professional services you would like to donate to Village Enterprise, please connect with us through our contact form.


If you are a foundation, religious institution, or other organization that is interested in giving opportunities, please contact Caroline Bernadi at 650/802-8891 or

Purchase wine from (c)3 WINERY

100% of proceeds of c3 wines are donated to charity. Click here to purchase wine to benefit Village Enterprise!

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Village Enterprise Fund whenever you shop on AmazonSmile – click below to get started!


Village Enterprise’s tax ID# is 22-2852248.