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Lady Mekanika project

Inua Mama Project

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Who we are

The Women’s Academy

This is the Vocational Village for women only. We aim to empower women with Technical Vocational Education and Apprenticeship Training in various trades for instance :Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Food and beverage Production, Automobile Mechanics, Welding and metal work, Carpentry, Building and construction, Computer skills, Plumbing, Mobile Phone repairs, Motor Vehicle Driving. Village Women Academies are mini academies where our trainers and facilitators go to Self -Help Groups and train them in their area on interest.

What we do

Community Village

Community Village in Village Ventures International is anchored on the belief that what hurts one member of the body, it hurts the whole body. The Community Village plays the crucial role of allowing members to be each others keepers and custodians of community assets and resources with the understanding that eventual gains or losses affect the every member of that community, village, business, neighborhood etc.

Village

Village Business Incubator

Village Business Incubation has been identified as a means of meeting a variety of economic and socio-economic policy needs, which may include job creation, fostering a community's entrepreneurial climate, technology commercialization, diversifying local economies, building or accelerating growth of local industry clusters, business creation and retention,

encouraging women.......

Enterprenure

Enterprenure

Commercial Village

This project ensures the establishment of Village Enterprises and Cottage Industries in communities where we work to ensure there are opportunities for employment and activities to earn income for households. The Commercial Villages Model (CVM) is a hybrid model through which typical social administrative villages are designed and systematically graduated into commercialized competitive market-led

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OUR SUCCESS STORIES

Women Empowerement

Women Empowerment

Primary Project

Primary Project

High School Project

High School Project

Lady Mechanic Project

Lady Mechanic Project
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Village Ventures International is a social enterprise established to empower rural communities with skills and resources for start up of village social enterprises for the purpose of creating wealth and promoting sustainable rural development. We empower entrepreneurs in realizing integrated sustainable development by providing vocational skills and business training, business capital for start up of cottage industries and village enterprises, consultancy in enterprise development & project management and business incubation services.

John Sugden during a Yard sale

By ensuring our projects recognise the specific needs of women in the communities we work with – and address the distinct set of barriers they face – we are helping more women to find a way to permanently transform their families’ lives. And investing in women impacts so many more people than just the families involved in our projects. we recognise that women play a critical role in farming and rural economic development, and one of the cross-cutting priorities identified in our Strategic Plan is to build female farmers’ skills and opportunities so they can improve their incomes and lead enterprises.

Lindy initiated Project Africa as a nonprofit organization to promote gender equality and empowerment of women. The organization's programs are geared towards creating opportunities for women and girls to access basic education, vocational training, enterprise development, ICT and leadership. In 2011, Lindy started the Lady Mekanika Project and the Nanny Project. These Projects aim to empower young women with automobile mechanics skills and home management skills for enterprise development respectively. About 60 young women are participating in the 1st year of these two projects and are prepared to venture into automobile industry that has long been dominated by men, also to put value and worth into the home making role that has traditionally been performed by women. After the training, Lindy hopes to establish social enterprises to employ the trained women into these two industries. Lindy was awarded the Africa International MDG achievers' award for her advocacy work in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women. She was also honored with the Building Bridges peace award for empowering grassroot women as agents of peace after the 2007 post election violence in Kenya.