Ellen Metzger
Director of Programs and Field Finance for Village Enterprise

Ellen Metzger is director of programs and field finance for Village Enterprise. Village Enterprise has helped lift more than 600,000 people out of extreme poverty. With Village Enterprise since 2010, Metzger has since  been based in East Africa since 2012 and has worked as a SMART fellow and Associate Director of Programs. Currently based in Soroti, Uganda, she is deeply interested in international and economic development as well as small and medium enterprise development in Africa.




Articles by Ellen Metzger

  • Ellen Metzger

    SMART-er Ways to Plant Profitable Crops

    When you’re a subsistence farmer in drought-stricken regions of East Africa, gambling on what crop to plant is a life-and-death wager for your family. Ellen Metzger, with Village Enterprise, details the organization’s new SMART system - an Android phone enabled program designed to help farmers in Uganda and Kenya make planting decisions based on what’s likely to be most profitable.

    Agriculture, Technology
    product design, technical assistance
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