Acumen West Africa is transforming enormous potential into outsized impact

Investment Region: West Africa

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.

Areas of Investment


Our investments increase the incomes of smallholder farmers by helping them adapt to climate change, increasing their productivity, and providing access to markets.

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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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Financial Inclusion

We focus on innovations providing access to financial services that enable low-income and unbanked customers to build tangible pathways to a secure future.

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Our Impact in West Africa


Invested in

breakthrough innovations


providing choice not charity

lives impacted

with dignity not dependence
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