Mission Fit Criteria
We seek to invest in for-profit enterprises committed to gender equity principles which provide goods and services and generate decent jobs and sustainable incomes for under-served communities; engaging them in their value chain as suppliers, retailers, employees or consumers.
— Primary focus: businesses with the majority of their operations in Peru, or Colombia
— Sustainable Agribusiness/Food Processing (prioritizing Climate-Smart Strategies): companies along the agricultural value chain, including Ag- Tech
— Light Manufacturing: Ethical Fashion and Artisanal Manufacturing (companies that hire or buy from artisans)
— Inclusive Technologies: Companies using tech-based operational platforms to build competitive advantages for underserved communities, such as fintech for low income consumers, or online platforms connecting micro-entrepreneurs to markets
— Amount: USD 750,000 to USD 2,500,000 per company with the possibility to invest larger amounts.
— Structure: mezzanine debt, senior debt.
— Control: no control rights in terms of equity ownership and/or voting rights.
— Term: up to 2 years for working capital loans; 6 to 8 years long term investment.
— Firms with at least $1M annual revenues and EBITDA positive,
— Investment is key to scaling up the company, and
— Investment represents less than 50% of company’s total capital base and/or annual revenues.
— Business model: inclusive businesses directly impacting people from under-served communities (through generating employment, incomes, or cost savings), with potential to grow impact during the investment lifecycle.