Grassroots Business Fund

Grassroots Business Fund

Generate sustainable earnings for low incomes people.

Investment Fund Manager | Africa | Access to Financial Services

 

Overview

GBF delivers a distinctive blend of investment capital and business advisory services through two main vehicles working together: a private investment fund and a non-profit organization. Through the fund, GBF makes equity, mezzanine equity, mezzanine debt, and straight debt investments. These customized investment structures ensure that GBF’s investment performance aligns with the businesses’ performance. The fund delivers a form of capital suitable for long-term investment in businesses servicing low income communities.

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Investment Fund Manager Operating

Portfolio

Nov, 2016

 $700K

SOKO

Providing access to opportunity for marginalized artisans

Soko employs technology to empower and provide equal access to...

sector

Income/Productivity Growth
Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

regions

Kenya

People

Gwendolyn Floyd

2014

 $1,5M Debt

KZ Noir

Leading exporter of Rwandan specialty coffee.

First Coffee company to be Rainforest Alliance certified in Rwanda....

sector

Agricultural Productivity

regions

Rwanda

People

GIlbert Gatali

2012

Industree Crafts provides millions of artisans and farmers in India...

sector

Community Development
Income/Productivity Growth

regions

Asia

People


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99949000000

Grassroots Business Investment Fund

$49M


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Headquarters:

1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Suite 1000
Washington District of Columbia 20036
United States



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