Venture South - East Africa

East Africa Smallholder Productive Use Lending

 Contract: 2018.11

East Africa Smallholder Productive Use Lending

Project Type :

Pilot Project


Technology :


Country :

East Africa


Project Status :


Project Start :

June 2018


End of Project :

Planned 2020

Partners :

Venture South International, Versoix,, George Petty

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Swiss Contribution

Venture South International (VSI) is a lending company, which focuses on the niche above microfinance and below bank loan sizes. VSI has many years of experience in providing financial services to small and medium-sized companies in the Philippines, Colombia, Kenya and Uganda.


For most developing countries increasing agricultural production is essential for achieving food security and generating jobs and income to reduce poverty. Access to capital in the form of capital goods (productive equipment), financing and skills is the key to increase agricultural output. Solar powered solutions exist for productive equipment in agriculture (water pumps, drying, milling, egg incubators, fishing lights etc). This project targets the financing of smallholder farmers and solar product distribution companies serving smallholder farmers to accelerate the adoption of solar productive use equipment.