Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about nonprofit organizations and their impact

Village Enterprise is a small NGO. Its annual budget? About $3.5m. Number of employees? Fewer than 150, with all but seven based in East Africa. Yet Village Enterprise is about to test a big idea that has the potential to insure that money spent to fight global poverty has real impact. It’s known, inelegantly, as …

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Americans gave $15.1 billion to help poor people outside the US in 2014. That’s a lot of money, but it’s just 4 percent of the $358 billion that Americans gave away last year, according to Giving USA. This is unfortunate because the world’s poorest countries are where the needs are greatest and where our dollars …

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