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Acumen West Africa Invests in Entrepreneurship to Tackle the Problems of Poverty

Our Vision

Despite being home to three of the fastest growing countries in the world, wealth in West Africa has not trickled down to the poor. Seventy-five percent of West Africans still live on less than $2 per day. Our solutions ensure opportunity and choice is available to everyone, not just some.

Fellowships

Since its start in 2007, the Acumen Fellowship has cultivated almost 450 social change leaders.  Applications to join our first cohort in West Africa will open on August 6.

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Investments

The markets alone cannot solve the problems of poverty; nor are charity and aid enough. We make patient capital investments to support emerging social enterprises to bring dignity and opportunity to families living across West Africa.

Our impact in West Africa

8.7M

Invested

in BreakThrough Innovations
6

Companies

Providing Choice not Charity
7.5M

Lives Impacted

with Dignity not Dependence

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