Invest in the SME Business
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) help satisfy local demand for services, offer local employment, and provide larger firms with inputs and services. Access to capital is often a major constraint for SMEs; local commercial banks might perceive them as being too “risky” to qualify for traditional loans. Yet, SMEs are often too large to qualify for support from microfinance programmes.
We believe that SMEs are vital to the health and stability of any nation. They traditionally constitute the largest portion of the employment base, hire the greatest number of new employees, and provide the majority of a country’s goods and services.
Many developing countries lack a vibrant small business sector, and, as a consequence, a growing middle-income population. And yet despite their importance, SMEs in emerging markets frequently suffer from insufficient access to financing, preventing these businesses from expanding their production and making a larger social and economic impact.
Investing in SME Funds contributes to building and developing local businesses. We thrive to provide SME entrepreneurs with access to risk capital, as well as advice and support.