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SEAF Announces Dawa Mkononi as Inaugural Recipient of Daraja Impact Funding, Pioneering Health-Tech Advancement in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam (April 2024) – SEAF, a global impact investing firm has today announced that it has selected Dawa Mkononi, a Dar es Salaam-based health-tech company, as the first recipient of its impact-linked funding, under Daraja Impact, to scale its business and improve the…

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SEAF Forms Strategic Partnership with FMO Ventures to Drive Capacity Development and Scale Access to Finance for High-Impact Tanzanian SMEs

Washington, D.C. (January 2024) – SEAF and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership to support the Daraja Impact project in Tanzania. Daraja Impact is a 5-year project that seeks to support enterprises through the provision of capital and technical…

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SEAF Strengthens Support for Ukraine’s Reconstruction with Appointment of Oleg Osipenko as Chief Country Representative

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2024 – SEAF is delighted to share the exciting news of Mr. Oleg Osipenko’s appointment as Chief Country Representative for our activities in Ukraine. In this role, Oleg Osipenko will play a pivotal role in coordinating SEAF’s investment activities and technical…

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Ecoflora’s Jagua Blue Receives FDA Approval, Marking a Milestone in Sustainable Innovation

Bogota, Columbia, December 2023 – SEAF is thrilled to announce a major milestone for Ecoflora, one of SEAF’s portfolio companies, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants approval for Jagua Blue, a natural blue colorant for several industries derived from the fruit of…

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SEAF Invests in SunCo to Accelerate Just Transition in Latin America

Bogotá, Colombia (November, 2023) SEAF, a global impact investing firm, has announced an investment in Sunco, a pioneer in green technology based in Colombia. Sunco provides access to basic universal services based on solar energy and water as tools for social, environmental, and economic transformation,…

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SEAF Makes a Strategic Investment in Ecological Company to Boost Sustainable Packaging in Tunisia’s Post-COVID Global Supply Chain Landscape

Tunis, Tunisia (18 October, 2023) – SEAF, in collaboration with ABCapital and a group of strategic partners, today announced the close of an investment in Nouha Ecoprint, the first ecological packaging and printing company based in Tunisia. Starting as a conventional printery, Nouha Ecoprint pivoted…

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SEAF celebrates completion of successful exit from Gomex, Marking a Resounding Achievement in Serbia’s Food Retail Landscape

Belgrade, Serbia (September 12, 2023) – Following execution of a successful agreement for exit of Gomex (or the “Company”) in 2022, SEAF today announced receipt of the final tranche of the agreed upon exit consideration. The payment marks a monumental achievement in the Company’s business…

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SEAF Portfolios Report No Exposure to First Solar Malaysian Solar Panels

Washington, D.C. (August 23, 2023) – As part of its mission to create development in underserved communities by investing in SMEs, the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) seeks to ensure that all portfolio companies and investees engage in responsible sourcing with a particular emphasis on…

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SEAF invests in Food Innovation to boost export opportunities for Tunisian SMEs

Tunis, Tunisia; July 13, 2023 – SEAF, in partnership with Development Finance Corporation (DFC), The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and ABCapital, have announced the close of an investment in Orient Tea, a fast-growing innovative Tunisian food company. The investment was made through SEAF’s…

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SEAF Portfolio Company Suncolombia featured in Forbes

SEAF’s SunColombia featured at Forbes Original Article can be found here. May 19, 2023 Suncolombia has developed projects to bring basic services to communities using solar energy. Its co-founder and CEO Juan Diego Gómez told Forbes how they arrived at this model of real impact….

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SEAF Selected as Emeritus Impact Manager for ImpactAssets 50 2022

SEAF is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an Emeritus Impact Manager by ImpactAssets for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2022 (IA 50). IA 50 Emeritus category recognizes impact fund managers who have been on the IA 50 for at least five years. Each year, IA 50 fund managers who achieve this status will be recognized in the Emeritus category.

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Fighting Climate Change Through SMEs

SMEs are often overlooked as part of the solution to climate change, despite having an enormous impact on their communities and local economies. Attention is primarily given to investing in climate mitigation (renewable energy) and resilient infrastructure for adaptation. What we are overlooking is that SMEs can create local solutions that drive adaptation and build resilience to climate change, becoming agents of climate resilience themselves, if given the right tools and investment, which they currently do not have.

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Agents of Resilience: Entrepreneurs Creating Sustainable Climate Solutions, Part II

Creating sustainable climate solutions has never been more critical. Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are a powerful yet often under-leveraged tool and are daily addressing the climate and social challenges of our time. Our CEO Agnes Dasewicz shares how SEAF’s investee company Kingo is playing a critical role in creating an equitable energy transition that is truly inclusive, making real, measurable change in communities in Central America.

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SEAF and CEED 2020 Impact Video

This new video narrates the typical journey of our entrepreneurs and the impact of our interventions in 2020!

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Agents of Resilience: Entrepreneurs Creating Sustainable Climate Solutions, Part I

Creating sustainable climate solutions has never been more critical. Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are a powerful yet often under-leveraged tool and are daily addressing the climate and social challenges of our time. Our Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz shares how SEAF’s investee companies are playing a critical role in building climate resilience and justice around the world.

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2021 Agribusiness Dealroom Launch: Investing in Resilience and Sustainable Food in Africa

Our Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz shared SEAF’s experience investing in and building the resilience of SMEs in Africa, setting the tone for engagement in this year’s Dealroom and modeling how investors should view and support their investees.

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De-risking the establishment of SMEs through Credit & Finance

As the African population is growing at a rate of 2% per year, with 80% of the population
employed by SMEs, our Founder and Co-CEO Bert van der Vaart shared SEAF’s perspective on access to finance for African SMEs that will not only enable their own growth and sustainability but also increase the shared prosperity of their communities and the larger economy.

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Building Resilient SMEs in a Post-COVID World with Agnes Dasewicz and Meriem Zairi

Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz and Managing Director Meriem Zairi participated in the Sorenson Impact Summit highlighting SEAF’s proactive business model to support and build resilience in SMEs throughout the pandemic to set them up for post-COVID success and sustainability.

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SEAF Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance Facility Invests in Georgian Basket

Washington, DC – March 10th – The SEAF Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance Facility (“C19F”), an investment vehicle focused on addressing the devastating effects of COVID-19 on SMEs supporting women through the pandemic, has closed an investment in Georgian Basket, a restaurant and retail…

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SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund Invests in Kingo, Leading Renewable Energy Company in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia – February 12, 2020  – The SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund is pleased to announce it has closed an investment in Kingo, a renewable energy company dedicated to installing, distributing and maintaining prepaid solar energy to homes and businesses in communities beyond the reach of…

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