The GrowthHub and program partner Village Capital are running a second I2I2 accelerator program for start-­ups focused on improving societal and environmental problems in East Africa. Don’t miss your chance at an experiential learning program tailored to your business, plus access to successful mentors and investors from around the world.     Eligibility The […]
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Investing Early to Impact World-Changing Solutions

The latest blog post in our Huffington Post impact investing Blog Series, where Ross Baird, Executive Director of Village Capital, discusses the efforts to use impact investing to accelerate the work of social entrepreneurs. He also cites philanthropic and investment support from groups in the U.S. and abroad, that have allowed Village Capital “to provide program support to over 250 enterprises” across five continents.
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Local Firms Raise $100,000

Eco Fuels Kenya and Lipisha Raise US$ 50,000 each From GrowthAfrica and Village Capital First Accelerator Progamme

By Sam Wakoba

Eco Fuels Alan Paul

Eco Fuels Kenya and Lipisha Consortium Limited Thursday night secured US$ 50,000 from Growth Africa and Village Capital. Eco Fuels was founded by Alan Paul and Cosmas Ochieng and uses indigenous croton nuts to produce environmentally friendly green biofuels and organic fertilizers while Lipisha co-founded by Martin Kasomo and Marshal Musyimi, facilitates and tracks transactions between mobile money accounts and bank accounts for small- and medium-sized businesses. Read more

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