Browsing: Kenya Investment Mechanism

How a US-Kenya initiative is bridging capital to Kenyan companies

US government in Kenya is developing several mechanisms that are helping small and medium companies in Kenya access local and American investors through raising equity, debt and capital injection. Several companies were part of the recently concluded AmCham Kenya business summit where they pitched their proposals to American investors.

The Kenya Investment Mechanism is funded by USAID as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger, and food security initiative. During its first year of implementation, it has built a network of transaction advisors and financial institutions that have mobilized $20.5 M of investments in Kenyan agribusinesses.

KIM is providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to financing actors and increasing competitiveness through the mobilization of capital into the horticulture, dairy, livestock, and clean energy value chains (VCs).

Through financial incentives, training, and technical assistance, KIM is building the capacity of Financial Institutions (FIs) and Business Advisory Services providers …