Commitment to Action

High Impact Businesses in Low-Income Markets

Commitment by

Grassroots Business Fund

In 2014, Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) committed to raising $30 million in investment capital and $8 million for business advisory services for high-impact businesses creating economic opportunities for low-income people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. GBF anticipates investing in and providing business advisory services to 15 to 25 companies over the next 5 years (2015 to 2020), which will directly benefit approximately 500,000 workers, farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs, and consumers by creating $25 million of economic value annually. GBF's current portfolio already supports 1.3 million individuals directly, and approximately 5.4 million after accounting for family members, generating a total of $35 million in economic value.

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Commitment

High Impact Businesses in Low-Income Markets

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$34,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Africa

Countries

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MOZAMBIQUE, PARAGUAY, PERU, RWANDA, Tanzania

Commitment by

Grassroots Business Fund