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Additional commitment to strengthen the support to African companies

Additional commitment to strengthen the support to African companies

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2020 09:09 UTC

The Swedish Development Finance Institution Swedfund is making an additional investment in African Development Partners (“ADP”) III to further support the development of the private sector in Africa. The fund will contribute to significant social development by creating new jobs and tax revenues through its investments across the African continent. The fund exercises active ownership with a clear

Swedfund supports women’s health and self-care in East Africa

Swedfund supports women’s health and self-care in East Africa

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2020 10:13 UTC

​Swedfund, is pleased to announce its investment in Kasha Globa. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. Kasha’s platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, using any type of mobile phone, with or without internet access.

Swedish investments for private sector growth – in DRC, Uganda and Angola

Swedish investments for private sector growth – in DRC, Uganda and Angola

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2020 09:55 UTC

Today Swedfund announces an investment of USD 10m in African Rivers Fund 3 (ARF 3), together with IFC, FMO, BIO and DGGF. African Rivers Fund 3 will primarily provide loan financing to small and medium-sized companies in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), Uganda and Angola.

Swedfund’s investment creates new opportunities for Indian healthcare

Swedfund’s investment creates new opportunities for Indian healthcare

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 07:35 UTC

​Developing countries' infrastructure for healthcare is deficient and the pressure on healthcare facilities is greatly increasing as the Covid-19 virus spreads. The Swedish development finance institution Swedfund invests in the Indian fund HealthQuad II, targeting early-stage companies in the health sector that creates long-term positive effects for India's growing population.

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​Swedfund makes large commitment to the off-grid solar energy sector
A strategic business plan

A strategic business plan

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 06:24 UTC

Swedfund’s mission is to invest in countries which, according to the OECD/DAC’s definition, are eligible for development finance. We prioritise investments in the least developed countries, while geographically we focus on sub-Saharan Africa and certain regions of Asia.

Swedfund invests in Equity Bank Kenya

Swedfund invests in Equity Bank Kenya

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 08:57 UTC

​Swedfund provides a USD 15 million long-term subordinated loan to Equity Bank Kenya, a leading Kenyan commercial bank with strong focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). By supporting Equity Bank, Swedfund will contribute to private sector development, job creation, and responsible lending practices.

Swedfund invests in transition towards renewable energy

Swedfund invests in transition towards renewable energy

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 06:53 UTC

​Sweden’s development finance institution, Swedfund is focused on supporting the transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. Swedfund has signed a loan agreement for 10 million euros to be part of the financing together with EBRD, NEFCO and Scatec Solar ASA to construct and operate a 55.4 MWp solar power plant located in Central Ukraine.

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