ENA helps families improve their standard of living by teaching entrepreneurial and business skills.
The world’s poor live in Africa, with 414 million living in extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. At ENA, we believe the African people lack opportunity due to an inadequate financial system. What these individuals need is access to knowledge, skills, and opportunity. ENA provides the training, tools, resources, and funds, while teaching principles of self-reliance and granting microcredit and microventure loans to stimulate business growth and foster entrepreneurship. In 2014, more than 800 loans were given to those dedicated to improving their lives. Individuals applied for a three-month training course that provided instruction in successful business and entrepreneurial practices. These loans are made to small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as individuals, groups, and cooperatives. As a result, about 5,000 individuals now enjoy better lives because of ENA’s loan program.