We are not a traditional impact investor. Actually, we do not like to call ourselves “investors” since we do not want to be associated with those who commit capital purely with the expectation of receiving financial returns. We are much more than that. In fact, we are a group of enthusiastic professionals who share the passion for entrepreneurship. You might not know us, because we do not promote our work through advertisement or tv commercials. We do not spend money on fundraising and do not want to be a story telling machine.
In 2014 we started our company with the philosophy that the entrepreneurial spirit of driven, positive and socially dedicated entrepreneurs can make a change and plays a vital role in reducing poverty. We think that all entrepreneurs need to be able to realize their dreams so we started to support entrepreneurs with social business models striving to make a positive social impact on their community.
Africa and Asia face high poverty rates. At the same time driven local entrepreneurs have limited access to capital to grow their business ideas and scale their positive contribution on local employment, income security, sustainable agriculture, and availability of products meeting needs of peoples living in poverty. Therefore, we decided to become active in these underserved markets and started to support local entrepreneurship in Uganda, Nigeria and Vietnam. Our support goes far. We not only tailor our products to the needs of the entrepreneurs, but we also provide our products under conditions local banks never accept. Compared to the majority of the impact investors we take extremely high risks while we accept low return. We have personal relationship with each entrepreneur and if needed we use our personal network and do all we can to realize our joint dream to fight poverty.
We hope to inspire entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and support each other in creating inclusive social impact and think beyond financial returns!