Impact partner profile

Raising The Village

To end ultra poverty in our generation

Raising The Village
Est. since
Location of HQ
720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON. M5S 2R4, Canada
Partnership date with Thankyou
September 2020
Area of focus
Livelihoods, Economic Development

Raising The Village (RTV) was founded with the vision of ending ultra-poverty in our lifetime. Their big, ambitious vision is to end ultra-poverty for 1 million people by 2023 and eliminate ultra-poverty in our generation.

Through the “Secure, Improve, Sustain” (SIS) program, RTV partners with last-mile communities to address the multifaceted impacts of ultra-poverty with a holistic, data-driven, and sustainable model that secures basic needs, raises household incomes and fosters long-term community development.

Through the 24-month phased approach, households receive the resources, training, and links to services they need to address challenges with food security, clean water, sanitation, health, gender equity, and more. During this period of time, RTV assists households in fostering the time, space, and skills needed to increase incomes from as little as $0.50 a day to over $1.90 a day. In doing so, the program empowers communities to improve economic resilience and enables all households—including women, youth, and the most vulnerable—to address immediate and long-term challenges so that they can build a stronger, more resilient future.

In the past five years, RTV’s SIS program has reached over 440,000 people across 288 villages in rural Uganda, including 164,000 people in 2021 alone. Through innovative technology and advanced data analytics, RTV has driven impact and sustainability by transforming the way data is integrated into real-time programmatic decision making. By doing so, RTV has seen a one-time investment of $20 per person return an ROI of 565% at two years and an incredible 1736% at five years.

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Core impact goals

Increase household income

Raising The Village aims to increase the household income of last-mile, subsistence farmers in Western Uganda to above USD $1.90 per day, in 24 months.

Increase agricultural crop and livestock production

Raising The Village looks to increase the annual household agricultural production value to $200 USD, as well as increase annual agricultural crop and livestock income to $150 USD and livestock asset value to $250 USD.

Increase capacities of women and youth

Raising The Village has a goal to increase the capacities of women and youth in their partner villages, having them take on community leadership roles and actively participate in household and community decision making. Their goal is to see 40% of women, and 20% of youth, in leadership positions in each community.

Increase income-generating activities

Raising The Village aims to increase income-generating activities through community-driven development initiatives, with the goal of completing two community-driven development initiatives within 24 months.

Type of grant funding given

Milestone Dark

Impact milestones

FY2022 impact milestones Read more Show less

  1. Reach 250,000 beneficiaries with Raising the Village’s model, expanding to 3 new districts by the end of 2022.
  2. Increase household income levels to $2/day within 12 months, and $3 per day within 24 months.
  3. Reach an agreement with the Ugandan government on a direct input cost-sharing model for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
  4. Direct Cost-Per-Beneficiary to be targeted at USD $26.25.
  5. Secure $6.15M of funding in 2022 through a diversified mix of renewals, partnership growth, and new funding sources.

FY2021 impact milestones

12 month (Oct 2020–Sep 2021) unrestricted funded grant: $500,000 AUD

Reach 90,000 new beneficiaries in 17,500 families in Western Uganda.

Raising The Village completed work across 90 clusters during the reporting period, reaching 260,739 beneficiaries from 50,952 households in 479 villages. 83 out of 90 clusters were launched during the reporting period from September 2020 to September 2021.

Expand Raising The Village programs into 2 new districts of Mitooma and Kyenjojo District.

New offices were opened in the two new districts of Mitooma and Kyenjojo districts in September and December, respectively.

See 40% of women, and 15% of youth, in leadership positions in each new partner community.

New community leadership positions: 4,519
Women in leadership positions: 2,492 (43% of the organisation)
Youth (male and female) in leadership: 1,155 positions (20% of the organisation)

Increase household incomes of new partner villages to at least $1.25 USD within the first 12 months and $2 USD per day in 24 months.

Raising The Village increased daily household incomes and earnings in partner villages from $0.95 to $2.20 within 24 months.

Distribute 35,000 ‘Ready To Eat’ Garden Kits to 200,000 beneficiaries in their COVID response.

In total, the 'Ready To Eat' initiative was able to assure food security for a total of 1,220,000 beneficiaries from 246,000 households (1 kit per household) from last-mile communities.

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Mostly achieved
>90%+ milestone completion.
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FY2021 impact report

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