Growth is not an end in itself. But it makes it possible to achieve other important objectives of individuals and societies. It can spare people en masse from poverty and drudgery. Nothing else ever has.
This quote by the World Bank managed Commission on Growth and Development encapsulates the thinking behind ABV’s mission: ‘To strengthen businesses to contribute to the relief of poverty, and well-being of communities.’
ABV acknowledges that economic growth alone is not always a panacea for poverty reduction, we thus believe that widening economic participation, and in particular, allowing marginalised and disempowered groups to participate in the economy must be central to development efforts.
Your donations will assist ABV to deliver development programs that are high-impact and cost-effective by enabling highly experienced business people and others with relevant business skills to volunteer.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.