The Sustainable Villages Initiative (SVI) is a global network of rural organizations committed to bottom-up development in regions with extreme social challenges. SVI promotes self-sufficiency and wellness through the creation of small business and health infrastructure.
Community-based organizations (CBOs) are locally-registered non-profits, governed by village members. CBOs are launched with SVIs five-step start-up process and eventually receive grants to create self-sustaining small businesses and local medical initiatives.
Enterprising non-profits (ENPs) are small business initiatives that provide income for village leaders. ENPs receive capital grants that are paid forward from local business profits in order to support other CBOs. ENPs help all CBOs to become self- sufficient.