Since 2014 we have been focusing our work on Sub-Saharan Africa. With funding from the UK Government, we are working with young people and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia to help people learn the skills that are needed to improve and grow local businesses and create sustainable economies that promote prosperity for all.
Below you can see data from our portfolio of over 400 enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are currently using this data to inform how we can best support the booming SME sector in achieving growth and increasing their social and environmental impact in line with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Check back regularly for updates to our data sets.
Blogs about our impact
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