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New hires, new partners, and new growth!
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Dear friends,

It has been a while since our last newsletter. ENVenture was started by an idea four years ago - what if Community Based Organizations (CBOs - grassroots organizations that operate on a community level) were trained and given loans to start clean energy distribution centers? That idea grew from piloting with one organization to seven today! This growth has not gone unnoticed. ENVenture was featured on the homepage of virgin.com, has a registered subsidiary in Uganda, a new Country Coordinator, three new Community Based Organizations as partners, three new ENVenture Business Development Fellows, and a new grant to support our expansion to fifty new clean energy stores next year! In addition, we have held our first Business Bootcamp at the beautiful Resilient Africa Network building in Kampala for not only our CBOs, but also their shopkeepers hired from their communities. This would not have been possible without your support.  As a 501(c)3 organization in the US, please consider a tax-deductible contribution in helping us to achieve entrepreneurship and clean energy adoption in the most remote parts of Uganda. 

Thank you,

Aneri Pradhan (nee Patel)
Founder and Executive Director
ENVenture
Why ENVenture?
Learn about ENVenture's model through our short video!
Julius Mujuni, Country Coordinator

Please welcome ENVenture's new Country Coordinator!

Julius Mujuni has over fifteen years of experience in financial services and clean energy access. Previously, he was the Head of Business Development at Village Power, aimed at growing the sales of solar home systems. Before that he was a project officer for the Sustainable Energy Market Acceleration (SEMA) Project, focused on increase access to affordable and sustainable energy solutions for rural low-income communities in Uganda through a combination of various energy products and financing solutions. He also has ten years of experience working in the financial sector with various local banks.
Clockwise from the left: Emmanuel Iwong, Drake Namanya, and Kylie Nave are the newest class of Business Development Fellows! Emmanuel is placed with Global Culture Exchange Centre Africa in western Uganda, Drake is at Life Concern in West Nile, and Kylie Nave is at Beacon of Hope in Mukono.
Bootcamp Oct 2016!
Check out our short video on our entrepreneurship curriculum for our partners! Oct 2016 Bootcamp
With thanks to Oscar Ashley who created the videos and to the Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation for its recent contribution.
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