Project detail - Village Capital

Village Capital

Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

Village Capital is an organization that supports impact-driven seed-stage start-up companies that has a globally distributed team that has supported entrepreneurs in 28 countries. They strategically partner with locally led organizations to ensure a tailored approach to the existing needs and resources in the ecosystem. They have regional offices in India, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States.

What is our funding objective?

As part of our Reducing Inequalities ambition, the funding objective is to support FMO’s ambition in scaling inclusive businesses that contribute to reducing inequalities. Through this partnership, FMO, will work with Village Capital as a service provider for the end-end grant management under the project as well as bring in thought leadership and experience of using innovative finance models to increase impact – an important component for FMO’s market creation ambition.

Why do we fund this investment?

This project is aligned with Massif’s mandate to lower the barrier of access to finance for developing & inclusive businesses that serve the Base of the Pyramid group by providing them with financial products and technical assistance to further innovate and grow their business operations. This effort is also rooted in FMO’s investments toward Reducing Inequalities with a particular emphasis on obtaining insights from leveraging impact performance data to select, finance, and support high-impact and scalable companies.

Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
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Total FMO financing
USD 0.40 MLN