Founder’s Message

Dear Partner,

We wish you a very warm welcome to the Living Proof website!

Living Proof is a global business that creates shared value through Entrepreneurship, Education, and Exchange. We believe ordinary people working together can build Extraordinary Enterprises™ that end poverty, improve lives, and strengthen economies. Such has been our experience since we began helping artisans, remote agriculturalist, and small informal businesses in the developing world access new markets for global trade and commerce.

We have evolved from an organization that only provided market access to one that now makes impact investments, awards scholarships, and conducts exchanges to strengthen our entrepreneur’s ability to improve locally owned economies by having open access to global supplies chains, trade and commerce. Our Entrepreneurship, Education and Exchange (EEE) focuses investments on base of pyramid (BOP) small and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs, their education, and professional exchanges that strengthen their businesses ability to improve their communities. We focus on BOP SMEs because they are the foundation of stable, healthy, local economies through their goods, services and jobs produced.

As economic growth and development increase in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, SMEs not only need support to access historical export regions of Europe and North America, they also need support to increase trade amongst their respective regions. Most importantly, they also need to strengthen their innovative capacity to address the common socio-economic challenges related to job creation, environment, natural resource management, public health, and energy.