Our impact & insights 2021
Learn with Small Foundation and our partners as together we work towards a thriving business ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa.
Collaborative for Frontier Finance 2022 Annual Convening in Dar Es Salaam
Emerging Leaders: capacity building and resilience training at Sorwathe Tea Plantation, Rwanda (2019).
The impact generated by our work and our partners’ efforts is often long-term and richly qualitative as well as quantitative. To support our current partners’ work, we have agreed funding of EUR 20 million + in grant, equity and debt financing. Our partners currently work in 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and touch on other low-income countries around the world.
Highlights from a few of the partners we support, showing how their innovative solutions can improve livelihoods and offer a route to thriving, sustainable economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Warc SDU Manager and Courage from WATIH: field visit of smallholder field.
Our partners are innovators in their fields, with deep understanding of the contexts they work in, each driving forward a change agenda that will create stronger business ecosystems to support sustainable, scalable MSMEs.
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
Investment firm supporting early-stage fund managers and start-ups
The Good Summit
Global event–based platform
Invest In Africa Kenya
Connecting multinationals to local suppliers
Rent to Own
Facilitating access to equipment by smallholder farmers
Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative
Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance
Collaborative for Frontier Finance
Serving MSMEs and farmers with equipment loans
Incubating local SME funds across Africa through IPDEV2
Providing credit to small and growing agricultural businesses
Supports impact-driven, seed-stage start-ups
Developing and connecting a new generation of young leaders
Developing Impact Networks to enable collaboration in a complex world
Empowering people in vulnerable communities
MatchMaker Fund Management – SME Impact Fund
The Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network
Women in African Investments is an influential collective of women investment professionals
Aunnie Patton Power
Founder of Intelligent Impact
Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance
Studying high-impact entrepreneurs
Management consulting and financial advisory firm in Africa
School of International Futures
Unlocking the potential of farmers by removing barriers
Event streaming and peer-to-peer networking platform
Bringing impact networks together
Founders Factory Africa
Investing in agtech
Enabling geomapping technology in support of smallholder farmers
Uganda Agribusiness Alliance
Using a systems lens and our strategic vantage, we support the sub-Saharan African business ecosystem by collaborating with mission-aligned partners. Our practice areas of investment, impact networks, and research are more interwoven than distinct, with each integral to achieving our goal.