Acumen in East Africa: A Bottom-up Approach to Tackling Poverty

Acumen East Africa is building an ecosystem of companies and leaders to create a more inclusive economy

Investment Region: East Africa

In East Africa, access to critical goods and services is only available to less than 40% of the region’s 264 million people. Acumen is harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to disrupt poverty in East Africa and build sustainable models to move millions out of poverty.

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AREAS OF INVESTMENT

Agriculture

Our agriculture investments span innovations such as financing for smallholder farmers, organic fertilizers that increases yields, and mobile technology that ensures farmers secure fair prices for their crops.

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Education

Our investments focus on all parts of the education system, from basic schooling to job training for low-income customers, to generate pathways out of poverty.

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Energy

Our investments are accelerating energy solutions across the developing world and building sustainable models to bring clean energy to millions of low-income people.

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Our Impact in East Africa

$32.4M

INVESTED IN

Breakthrough innovations
31

COMPANIES PROVIDING

Choice not charity
27.1M

LIVES IMPACTED

With dignity not dependence

WE INVEST PATIENT CAPITAL THAT DARES TO GO WHERE MARKETS HAVE FAILED AND AID HAS FALLEN SHORT

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