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Financing Options and Providers

Total results: 175

Facility Name Sort Provider Purpose Max Sort Business Eligibility Minimum Documentation Required Collection / Repayment (months) Sort
Government Development Finance Initiative
AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is implemented by Self Help Africa with technical support from Imani Development Limited. The European Union initiative targets 50 Agri –enterprises in 2 windows. NB: Competition window closed on 20th November 2019
KES 100 Billion
  • Economic Drivers/Viability: Business model fit and growth prospect (i.e. profit, turnover, cash flow, efficiency and market potential) and the business capacity (i.e. governance, financial and risk management)
  • Social impact: Inclusion of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, job creation, influence on food security and improved nutrition, gender and youth inclusion, and inclusion of arid areas.
  • Environmental impact: Inclusion of climate smart approaches at farm and enterprise level
  • Additionality and level of leverage.
  • A minimum 50% match fund required –own sources or external equity investment
Favourite The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund)
International Fund for Agriculture Development
The ABC Fund is a blended-finance impact fund which provides catalytic financing to underserved yet profitable segments of agribusiness value chains in developing countries. The Fund is managed by Bamboo Capital Partners together with Injaro Investments as advisor and lead for direct lending in Africa. Agriterra manages the Technical Assistance Facility. The ABC Fund was initiated by the International Fund for Agricultural Development in partnership and with funding from the European Union, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the Luxembourg Government and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
KES 100 Billion
  • Funding to legally registered SME, cooperatives or farmers’ organizations
Favourite Oiko Credit
Oiko Credit
Provides loans to organisations active in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Oiko works with partner organisations aiming to contribute to improving the lives of low-income people and communities.
KES 10 Billion

Oiko seeks partners that:

  • Create jobs and income for disadvantaged groups
  • Are cooperatives, financial institutions or small to medium enterprises
  • Have women in influential positions such as in management
  • Are environmentally sustainable and respect animal welfare
  • Have suitable management in place and are (or can soon become) financially sustainable
  • Have a clear need for foreign investment

Favourite Equity and (subordinated) debt
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Triodos Investment Management
Provides equity and (subordinated) debt to scalable enterprise in the sustainable food value chain in Asia, Africa or Latin America. (Catalysing early-stage enterprises)
KES 654,000,000
  • Profitability or a clear quantifiable path towards profitability
  • Proof of concept around the business model
  • Annual revenue generation of more than EUR 500,000 • Social and environmental mission embedded throughout the organisation
  • Experienced entrepreneur with proven ability to execute
  • Complete or plan for completing management team
  • Basic organisation structure and governance in place

Online application for Sustainable Food & Agriculture Financing

Favourite Accion Venture Lab
Accion Venture Lab provides capital and extensive support to innovative, scalable fintech startups that improve the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved.
KES 654,000,000
  • Mobile phone–based financial services or business models built on mobile payment platforms;
  • Specialized credit assessment or delivery models (e.g., underwriting/credit scoring approaches, housing, education, small and medium enterprise finance, energy);
  • Online or social media platforms for enabling financial access (e.g., peer-to-peer, social media);
  • Pay-as-you-go, collaborative consumption, and other “embedded” financial service models (e.g., micro-leasing, rent-to-own, modular housing); and
  • New products (e.g., savings, remittances/payments, microinsurance, and credit) for people living in poverty.
Favourite Growth Capital
Supports high-potential innovative agribusinesses, value chains, investors and scalable business models to stimulate equitable agro-based economic growth in Africa. We specialize in scouting, grooming, and scaling commercially viable Small and Growing Agribusinesses (SGB) and agricultural innovations/ technologies in Africa and link them to capital and market.
KES 550,000,000
  • Agribusiness and Agro-processing.
  • Light Manufacturing - Food processing and value-addition.
  • Renewable Energy in particular productive uses of solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and any other economically competitive energy sources.
  • ICT use -innovative mobile-based applications, software development and customization.
Prime Bank

Capital Expenditure/ Operating Expense

KES 500,000,000
  1. Customer needs to be in profitability
  2. Security acceptable by the Bank
  3. Customer need not to be listed on CRB list
  1. 3 Yrs Audited Financials
  2. Management Account for the Current Year
  3. 6 Months Bank Statement
  4. Business Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation
  5. Company & Directors' KRA PIN
  6. Directors' ID Copies
  7. CR12
Favourite Spark Fund II
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Grow a portfolio of strategically-aligned tech-enabled start-ups for deeper commercial partnership and/or acquisition by Safaricom whilst Transforming Lives.
he fund will be made available to tech-enabled start-ups as an enabler in the verticals; Agriculture; Education; Healthcare;

KES 500,000,000
  • Kenyan presence
  • A Core diverse skilled team
  • Refined Working mobile based product/service
  • Commercially viable business model
  • Active user base
  • Generating revenues
  • Partnership with Safaricom signed or being discussed
  • Raising equity or quasi equity

Application process:

The Fund Manager is S&B Ventures, based in Kenya, who will source deals, perform due diligence and recommend the investments.

Favourite Trade finance
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Triodos Investment Management
Provides accessible and efficient trade finance loans up to 70% of the value of export contracts that enables agricultural exporters to pay their farmers upon delivery of their produce.
KES 330,000,000
  • Financially and commercially sustainable
  • Size of the enterprise: minimum annual exports of USD 800,000 or the equivalent in Euros
  • Minimum annual turnover of USD 1,000,000 or the equivalent in Euros
  • Three years of track record in export
  • Sustainability certification (such as organic, fair trade, Utz, and Rainforest) or a conversion plan in place.
Favourite Eazzy Loan
Visit Website Visit Website Location P.O BOX 104443-00100 NAIROBI, Kenya Get a call back
Equitel is a secure and convenient platform that allows you to access digital credit
KES 330,000,000
  • You need to have an active Equity Bank account or active Equitel line for a minimum period of 6 months.

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