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Enventure

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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: 85% of ugandans lack access to electricity, safe water, and modern cooking. Rural community based organizations, created by members of the community, know these problems well. Solar energy, non-electric water filters, improved biomass cookstoves, and fuel briquettes are all modern low-cost technologies that can solve rural energy problems. Enventure accelerates community based organizations to start clean energy businesses. We want everyone in the rural villages to easily access a quality affordable clean energy product for their home without having to travel to the closest city.

Programs: Provided up to $2,000 in inventory loans for each community based organization to purchase wholesale solar lanterns, systems, improved cookstoves, and water filters to resell in their villages of operation.

recruited 50 volunteers and matched each volunteer to a community based organization to help them monitor and grow their business.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Green Bio Energy Ltd, partners with ENVenture for the distribution of briquettes in Uganda. This partnership allows us to explore the possibility of increasing sales to the Base of the Pyramid customers while working with Community owned resources like the CBOs.

Swalleh Salim F.

Board Member

Rating: 5


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© 2018 Grassroots Volunteering ENVenture is an incubator that empowers rural organizations to learn business skills to launch sustainable clean energy enterprises, starting in Uganda. They are focused on rural organizations that have strong community trust, are staffed and managed by locals, and are in the center of the community, but need coaching in order to launch and sustain successful enterprises.
Once accepted into the incubator, participating community based organizations receive a revolving loan to sell a variety of high quality products approved by ENVenture for distribution, such as solar energy, non-electric water filters, improved cookstoves, and fuel briquettes. In addition, ENVenture Fellows are placed with the participating organization to support the process of launching the enterprise, as well as assisting

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great social enterprise tackling social problems using innovation

Volunteer

Rating: 4

ENventure enabled me to get an Opportunity to socialise with the local population while still a University student volunteering as a BUsiness Development Fellow in The Victim Relief Alliance( Arua).I was able to learn the dialects of the local language,adventure,improve my ART of business,make new friends and improve on my professionalism
I miss the great times i shared with the entire team which was too supportive and quick at responding to challenges.Long Live ENventure and The Amaizng Team.Be blessed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the fact that Enventure is socially conscious! They are what they say they're about.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In retrospect, my two years engagement with ENVenture as made my see a lot of game changing in the grass roots communities, access to clean energy increased, community based organizations sustainability strategies strengthened, rural women empowerment specifically in upcountry of Uganda, and capacities of cbo built.

ZH M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ENVenture, is investing and creating relevance for clean energy while harnessing relationships with the private and public sectors. Her conducive and favorable financing for clean energy is a unique value proposition.

Obore J.

Advisor

Rating: 5

ENVenture believes in a green, socially inclusive and creative society through its enterprising model for a better Uganda and the world as a whole. It promotes clean energy access in hard to reach areas by partnering with local cooperatives/groups, organizations to create sustainable clean energy enterprises. With existence of these clean energy businesses/enterprises, people in rural areas have access to these clean energy products easily at an affordable rate hence making them to avoid burning trees/wood for charcoal, suffer from indoor pollution and taking unsanitary water. These would otherwise escalate climate change, diseases and death.

My experience working with ENVenture team is amazing! This team is made up of social entrepreneurs, skilled, knowledgeable, and multi-disciplinary committed to promoting clean energy access. The team is not afraid of taking risks while putting their pioneering ideas into practice and personally, I have been inspired by them. The team has been helping me grow my network of opportunities, enhance and develop my skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of development such as community development skills, problem solving skills, business modelling skills, and research among others. Above all contribute to the fight against global warming, climate change and clean energy inaccessibility in Uganda.

ENVenture team has a vision of creating clean energy stores throughout Uganda and having ENVenture model replicated and scaled up elsewhere with similar results.

Your support to ENVenture will be a very wise use of your funds.

Please check out ENVenture online at
Website: https://www.enventureenterprises.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ENVenture/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ENVenture

Olanya Sserunkuma B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to acknowledge gratefulness to be considered within the society where I fulfill my roles and
responsibilities; I do respect and now understand my contribution towards empowering deprived rural and
peri urban people who suffer and die from the use of traditional forms of energy and promote human dignity
within the community through personal and economic development with the use of improved cook stoves,
Solar lanterns, and water filters where I live since I have participated in different development activities in
the communities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ENVenture is doing amazing work empowering women in enterprise in Uganda. I've had the chance to engage with some of the women under their program, and the strides they've made growing their businesses and promoting the adoption of modern technologies and alternative fuels in their communities is inspiring. I look forward to seeing the work ENVenture continues to do in the years to come.

6 Primus_Tushabomwe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enventure being one of the organisations that incubates community based organisations especially those in rural areas that are off the main grid with business skills, Monitoring, management skills and financial support to start up renewable enterprises that increase on the access of clean energy products (Improved cook-stoves,Solar Products,Briquettes,water filters), that are affordable, durable and recommended by the top Authorities.
with this, Our communities have benefited a lot because all these products enhance on sustainable environment as they all reduce on carbon rates, Deforestation rates hence saving on the environment.
Below are some of the products that Enventure promotes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was attracted to the mission ENVenture is trying to achieve in energy access for the off-grid last mile. Having envisioned a career in energy, I thought ENVenture was the place to be which is why I became one of the Business Development Fellows responsible for providing mentorship to one of its over 60 community based organisations it currently partners with. I have learnt a lot about the need to strengthen the often neglected base of pyramid who have extreme potential for country economic growth.