Securing long-term sustainability of investments.



Our role in the industry is unique. We build sustainable, scalable village banking institutions (VBIs) that share our commitment to the double bottom line – maximizing both financial and social impact – by providing those VBIs with management services, technical assistance, investments and governance.


Like a venture capital firm, we combine investment of capital with managerial expertise. Our managers are typically seconded to partner VBIs and use their experience to help build sound, commercial models of microfinance institutions that are scalable, profitable and carefully attuned to protecting clients' rights. Together, these services help catapult smaller, younger VBIs to the highest level of performance. 


We are building the next generation of Village Banking institutions (VBI):

  • Using our three (3) years of experience to help smaller communities achieve greater scale, sustainability and efficiency;

  • Helping communities set up their own VBIs and expand their products and services to address their clients’ full range of needs;

  • Focusing on rural, peri-urban areas which are under-served communities and villages through village banking services and products;

  • We are pushing the frontiers of financial inclusion beyond microfinance;

  • Accelerating the development of new business models, technologies and channels; and Providing seed funding and assistance for promising start-ups and adjacent technologies through impact investment initiatives;

  • We are helping to build a strong financial inclusion industry with high standards and broad engagement;

  • Redoubling industry commitment to consumer protection through the Smart Campaign;

  • Providing platforms for industry collaboration, through community meeting with opinion leaders, traditional rulers and other socio-economic working groups and individuals in the communities we operates;

  • Promoting consumer protection, transparency, and social-performance measurement by working on initiatives such as the Social Performance Tracking Force, Microfinance Transparency, and others.