We defeat poverty by
We provide tailor-made capital and
venture assistance to grow SMEs
and boost social impact
Socially-dedicated entrepreneurs are engines of economic development and drive social change. We help them grow.
We support entrepreneurs
We defeat poverty through direct investing in local Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with risk capital and venture assistance in Africa and Asia. We help entrepreneurs to realize their full business potential and boost their social impact by providing tailor-made, flexible, financial products. In addition, we provide technical advice and hands-on support to facilitate the growth process.
Type of businesses we support
We believe in the businesses we support. We have a multi-sector focus, however, the majority of the businesses we support are processors of agricultural products. In our selection, the social criteria are of decisive importance.
Our social impact
We support SMEs to defeat poverty. All our investments are aimed to create jobs, increase income of local staff, strengthen position of farmers or make products available and affordable to more marginalized people.
All businesses we support are locally-owned. Therefore, the entrepreneurs are familiar with the specific challenges in which they are operating.
Currently we have local team members and a network of partners in Nigeria, Uganda and Vietnam. Through our local presence we have a deep understanding of the context-specific challenges of our investees. This allows us to design need-based financial solutions and relevant venture assistance.