Who We Are

The AECF (formerly the “Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund”) is an African development funder that supports innovative commercial businesses with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient communities, and creating jobs through private sector development. 

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Since 2008, we have supported 343 impact-focused businesses in 26 countries and across 40 value chains in sub-Sahara Africa.

 

lives
28 M

Lives of rural and marginalized Africans reached

jobs
25,898

Direct jobs created

impact-focussed
343

Impact-focused small and growing businesses supported

millions-raised
442 M

Million raised to fund programs across Africa

millions-commited
220 M

Million committed capital to small and growing businesses

millions-unlocked
753.8 M

Million unlocked in matched funding from the private sector

Our Impact

Our Portfolio

AECF Agriculture and agribusiness

Agribusiness

Low levels of productivity and poorly integrated value ....

Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies

Renewable Energy

Today, sub-Saharan Africa is home to t ....

Funding Partners