Village Life

Grassroots social enterprise - literally.

Social Challenge

Romanian villages are a rare sight in Europe and beyond. Many are models for true environmental sustainability. However, there is little economic incentive to maintain village traditions, homes and way of life. Small-scale household farming is under pressure from industrial farms.

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NESsT Enterprise

Village Life promotes sustainable rural development by connecting urban travelers with old world village life in the heart of rural Romania.

NESsT Value Added
  • Helped Village Life with its business planning and implementation, time management, and HR planning.
  • Guided the enterprise to create and implement a sales strategy and communication strategy, to research and implement an online payment system, and to conduct customer satisfaction monitoring and impact measurement and monitoring.


growth in annual family income for host families


active host families in 2013


families renovated rooms using traditional methods

US$ 41,300

NESsT investment to date