• We empower women & girls to build stronger communities

  • We invest with meaning to catalyze game-changing solutions

  • We bring about systems change to create thriving communities

  • Women & Girls

    We empower women & girls

    to build stronger communities

    We know investing in girls education and women-owned
    businesses is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty

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  • Social Entrepreneurship

    We invest with meaning

    to catalyze game-changing solutions

    Our impact investing portfolio is designed
    to maximize social, environmental, and financial returns

    WHY?
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    We bring about systems change

    to create thriving communities

    We support organizations delivering sustainable, scalable
    strategies for economic empowerment

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