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Investments

Case Studies

Type of Investment:
All
Convertible loan
Debt
Equity and debt
Equity investment
Grant
Simple Agreement for Future Equity
Sectors:
All
Agriculture and Livelihoods
Aquaculture
Business services
Conditional Cash Transfers
Digital identity
Domestic Resource Mobilisation
Education
Energy
Financial Services
Gender
Health and Family Planning
Health
Heath and Nutrition
Livelihoods
Multiple Sectors
Poverty and Social Protection
Recycling
Refugee Employment
Remittances
Social infrastructure
Social protection
State Capacity and Environment
Transport
Water
SmartStart
A non-profit company creating social franchises aimed at scaling up quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) across South Africa.
Drinkwell
A social enterprise aiming to provide access to affordable and clean drinking water for millions of underserved urban customers for the first time.
Balloon Ventures
A social enterprise that runs development programs to give micro-enterprises the training, funding and support needed to grow, create jobs and build communities.
Mr Green Africa
A tech-enabled plastics recycling company disrupting the current informal and exploitative plastic recycling sector in Kenya.
CityTaps
CityTaps has developed a solution that bridges the gap between water utilities and the urban poor: a pre-payment service that comprises the world’s only smart and pre-paid water meter and billing software.
CityNudges
A $300,000 grant to pilot a the use of Pay for Performance (P4P) contracts to test the cost-effectiveness of incorporating a nudge feature into tax payments, energy and water consumption, build capacity and engage with governments to spread evidence of incorporating nudges into government programmes.
Paga
A $5m equity investment to support Paga, Nigeria’s market leader in mobile payments and digital financial services, to grow its agent network, operating from kiosks, shops, and pharmacies to deliver a range of financial services, and become a leading player in Nigeria’s transition from a cash to digital payment economy.
OnlinePajak
A $1.75m equity investment to OnlinePajak, who provide individuals and firms in Indonesia with a free tax-filling software allowing them to easily prepare, fill and pay their taxes. OnlinePajak fills a gap through their free tax-filling software, which allows for easy payment and collection of taxes.
No Means No Worldwide
A $225,000 grant to No Means No Worldwide to support the expansion of its successful Impower curriculum, which is taught to both girls and boys aged 10-20 years in schools and clubs.
IDinsight
A $230,000 grant to IDinsight in Zambia to pilot and test an innovative approach to building information systems to track progress on issues immediately and directly relevant to citizens, such as health, education or agriculture.
ideas42
A $2.2m grant to ideas42 to design, implement, and test ‘nudges’ to encourage recipients of cash transfers in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania to invest more in the early childhood development of their children.
Talent Beyond Boundaries
A $230,000 grant to Talent Beyond Boundaries to place refugees in jobs in Morocco and/or UAE, and empower them to regain their self-reliance through employment.
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