Our Ventures

Did you know that Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest percentage of entrepreneurs in the world? We often look at Africa as a continent of problems only. But people’s potential is equal everywhere, only their opportunities are not.

We like to see the potential behind the poverty. And give people a little help to get off the ground and walk into brighter futures. And day in and day out we’re amazed by the number of genius ideas and the entrepreneurial spirit we meet in many African countries. So far, we have started working with a few partners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana, who are at varying stages of their development. Watch this space for more to come.

Impressions of ventures
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Africa Collect Textiles

Kenya

Status: Scaling
HQ Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Jobs created: 51

ACT Ltd is a social enterprise that is creating an inclusive textile value chain by installing business units for collection, sorting, recycling, upselling and reselling of used textiles and footwear. They aim to not only provide low-income communities with decent and affordable outfits, but also to build the foundation for a circular fashion industry.

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Coco Vita

Kenya

Status: Fundraising
HQ Location: Kaloleni, Kenya
Jobs created: 187

Coco Vita is a social enterprise that is supporting and empowering Kenyan real coconut farming communities with producing cold-pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil locally. They aim to providing an efficient, fair and reliable market, spurring rural industrialization and creating decent local job opportunities.

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Full Spoon

Kenya

Status: Fundraising
HQ Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Jobs created: 2

Full Spoon Ltd is a food processing company based in Nairobi, Kenya. They process peanut based snacks and supplementary foods by selling affordable, single sachet peanut butter to the bottom of the pyramid buyers who do not have easy access to nutritious meals.

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M-shamba

Kenya

Status: Fundraising
HQ Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Jobs created: 98

M-shamba supports smallholder farmers in the production of safe and quality food and thereafter, using their digital platform that supports digital learning on agronomy, regenerative agriculture and food safety to farmers through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service, USSD and interactive SMS. 

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Marbi Agrcis

Kenya

Status: Fundraising
HQ Location: Mumias, Kenya
Jobs created: 130

Marbi Agrics is a social agri-tech startup offering quality farm inputs such as hybrid seeds e.g. maize, beans and groundnuts and fertilizer on credit to smallholder farmers in western part of Kenya. Marbi was started to address smallholder farmers’ low access to credit and quality farm inputs, which resulted in low/no levels of income and therefore, poor quality of life. 

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WashKing

Ghana

Status: Validation
HQ Location: Accra, Ghana
Jobs created: 17

Many peri-urban communities don’t have access to proper sanitation. Pit toilets tend to overflow during the rainy season. Our bio-digester toilets in Ghana reduce fecal waste by 90% and turn the solid matter into fertiliser. The pay-per-use model is affordable for poor households, ensuring the dignity, safety and hygiene pit latrines, let alone open defecation cannot provide.

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MakaPads

Uganda

Status: Exit
HQ Location: Kampala, Uganda
Jobs created: 20

Many girls don’t go to school during their periods; pads are expensive and clog up toilets.
​Our compostable pads from Uganda are made from papyrus and used paper, create local jobs and empower girls to go to school.

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Gjenge Makers

Kenya

Status: Fundraising
HQ Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Jobs created: 112

Only 15% of plastic waste generated in Kenya ist recycled. Expensive building materials significantly contribute to the lack of affordable housing. The Gjenge Makers paving stones made from plastic waste are 7 times stronger than concrete blocks while only weighing half and contributing to the circular economy.

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