The Village Micro Fund is a grassroots micro finance organization with the mission to empower entrepreneurs in Metro Atlanta by providing access to capital, business education, and a “Village” of support.
Through small business training and community based cooperative investing we are proving that under-resourced communities around the country can self direct the development of their neighborhoods.
We have a pretty simple approach to finance; we believe that people care more about the things they own. Using crowdfunding, we invest along side our community in the businesses that we work with. With crowdfunding, neighbors invest in their community and their local businesses. You can do good through helping fund a local entrepreneurs dream, and well, through the return on your investment. Then, when the business succeeds, investors win too. Invest in one of the businesses below!
Every quarter we host a cohort of at least 10 entrepreneurs and provide hands on technical assistance and consulting through panel style conversations and workshops with members of the village, partner organizations, local city officials and business leaders dedicated to helping participants build stronger businesses in their communities.
Neighbors invest in the Village Micro Fund and the funds are used by the entrepreneurs in building their business. As their business grows, they repay the fund so their investor neighbors get a return on their investment.
At the top of the page, you'll see our very own Akua Taylor, owner of Ashview Heights Bed & Breakfast and part of the Village, at her ribbon cutting ceremony!