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What Have We Learned: Financing Social Businesses in Uganda

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 5, 2018
What Have We Learned: Financing Social Businesses in Uganda
by YUNUS Social Business and USAID

Financing and supporting early-stage businesses in Uganda is not an easy task. Social businesses in the early growth stages require patience and support to hone their model and serve more people. In this report with USAID, YUNUS Social Business looks critically at their venture philanthropy fund in order to share their learnings from their portfolio and investment and support strategy. The report describes their investment processes, strategies, and their new criteria moving forward. Learn more.

Tags:  2018  Africa  investing  philanthropy  sector publication  uganda 

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Scaling the Use of Guarantees in U.S. Community Investing

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scaling the Use of Guarantees in U.S. Community Investing:

by the Global Impact Investing Network

The report, supported by the Kresge Foundation, takes an in-depth look at the application, benefits, and scalability of financial guarantees in impact investing. The study outlines how guarantees have been used to date in U.S. community investing, what challenges have been associated with their use, and what opportunities exist to use guarantees at greater scale to support communities and the environment. This paper also includes case studies that highlight how guarantees have been structured in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare, community revitalization, and energy efficiency.

Download the case study here.

Tags:  communities  impact investing  investing  Scale  scaling program 

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