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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
Mental Health
Multiple Sectors
Poverty and Social Protection
Recycling
Refugee Employment
Remittances
Social infrastructure
Social protection
State Capacity and Environment
Transport
Water
GiveDirectly
A charity doing unrestricted cash transfers via a mobile money payments platform to some of the world’s poorest people.
Breakthrough
An Indian non-profit that addresses gender inequality and violence against women in India. Their innovation Taaron ki Toli (TKT) is a gender equality curriculum delivered to students between the ages of 11 and 14 which has been shown to drive positive changes in adolescents gender attitudes and behaviours.
Chrysalis
An early childhood education organisation reaching low-income children in India, to help the company expand its operations, particularly to the Affordable Private Schools segment, improve and make its curriculum product more affordable, and better enable ease of access.
StrongMinds
A charity that aims to treat depression in women in Africa with less than $2 per day to spend on their families.
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.
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