The Buen Vivir Fund is the collective response of Thousand Currents and their partners to the need for a truly transformative approach to impact investing.
The Buen Vivir Fund is the collective response of Thousand Currents and their partners to the need for a truly transformative approach to impact investing. Together, we are designing forms of investment that support grassroots economic initiatives to build wealth, community power, and wellbeing.
The concept of buen vivir comes from Latin American indigenous movements and implies “right living” or life in balance with the community, natural systems, and future generations.
The Buen Vivir Fund seeks to promote financial models and practices that support communities’ holistic wellbeing, as opposed to focusing solely on maximizing individuals’ capital accumulation.
Rather than those with the money imposing terms, the Buen Vivir Fund investment model identifies lending practices developed by grassroots groups themselves that are already proving effective on the ground. Together, the Buen Vivir Fund members uplift and apply these practices to the level of a global investment fund.