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

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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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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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

$8.7M

Invested in

breakthrough innovations
6

companies

providing choice not charity
7.5M

lives impacted

with dignity not dependence
Company Spotlight

Sproxil

Up to 30% of medicines sold in developing countries are counterfeit or low-quality. Through SMS message verification codes, Sproxil ensures medicines are genuine so low-income people can stay healthy.

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