Uhusiano Capital Ltd is a boutique financial advisory firm based in London (FCA-regulated) with a specialization in impact investment and blended/ hybrid investment solutions. Uhusiano Capital addresses the capital requirements needs for African-based projects and opportunities. At the core of Uhusiano Capital is the fundamental belief that commercial capital and impact/social capital can come together to generate sustainable long-term projects/funds/products in Africa. Impact Capital can be the catalyst for commercial capital and vice versa.
African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)
Founded in 1994, the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) is a globally recognized international organization with a powerful mission: “to expand and enhance the contributions of Africans in the diaspora to African development.” With offices in the UK, Sierra Leone and Belgium, AFFORD has established itself as a leading force in innovative development practices. Their approach is unique, as they harness the financial, intellectual, and political assets of the African diaspora and direct them towards catalyzing economic growth and social development across Africa.
Supivaa’s Collaboration with AFFORD – Supivaa proudly partnered with AFFORD on a transformative initiative aimed at addressing the financing and skills gaps faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Our collaboration focuses on enhancing the online fundraising capabilities of African diaspora investors, thereby creating a strong crowdfunding ecosystem.
This initiative is instrumental in raising philanthropic and investment funds specifically designated for AFFORD Business Centre (ABC) SMEs in West Africa. By building capacity in crowdfunding, we are empowering these SMEs to access the financial resources they need to thrive and contribute to the economic prosperity of the region.
Together with AFFORD, Supivaa is making a tangible impact by facilitating the flow of resources and knowledge to empower African diaspora investors and support the growth of SMEs in West Africa. This partnership embodies our shared commitment to driving positive change and fostering economic development in the African continent.
For more information visit AFFORD’s website – https://afford-uk.org/current-funded-programmes/
SheEO is a global community of radically generous women transforming how we fund and support women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List. The model brings together 500 women (called Activators) in each cohort, who contribute $1100 each as an Act of Radical Generosity. The money is then pooled together and loaned out at 0% interest to five women-led Ventures selected by the Activators. The loans are paid back over five years and then loaned out again, creating a perpetual fund to be passed on to our daughters and granddaughters. Since launching in 2015, 4,000 SheEO Activators have collectively loaned out $4M in support of 53 women-led Ventures.
CAFIID is a Canadian network of individuals, organizations and investors who work in developing countries, and who see social/environmental impact and financial return as coexisting priorities. Collectively, CAFIID members combine many years of experience with a track record of innovation in structuring and funding impact investment products, designing and delivering technical assistance, and promoting sustainable investment ecosystems.