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Leverage financing from DFIs and development agencies to unlock private capital.
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Provide tailored business advisory and financial solutions to Agri-SMEs
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Strengthen inclusion of Women, Youth, and Displaced persons across the Agricultural Value- Chain
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The Women in Agriculture Impact Investment Facility (WAII) is a blended finance program that addresses challenges of access to finance for youth and Agri-SMEs across the East-African region using a gender lens approach. The facility seeks to empower youth and women by facilitating investment in inclusive business models that increase their leadership in business and engage women more in supply chains that offer income-generating opportunities to increase productivity and improve household livelihoods. Globally, female entrepreneurs struggle to access financial services due to lack of collateral (e.g. ownership of property), cultural restrictions, differing attitudes toward borrowing financing and limited access to affordable investment services or tailored technical assistance. Finding XY established the WAII Facility to accelerate early growth stage of SMEs investment using a blend of instruments and a gender lens approach through bridge financing cover and loan-discount approach using Covid-19 relief investment support.


The WAII facility provides one-on-one business advisory services and investment for youth and female-led Agri-SMEs. Please fill out this form to enable our team assess your eligibility to the facility. If selected, we will invite you to a pre-assessment call to understand your enterprise more. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


To identify and provide tailored business advisory and financial solutions to Agri-Smes that suffered setbacks due to the COVID-19 crisis to adapt and improve operations.

To leverage risk capital to close investment deals that enable Agri-SMEs to raise debt and equity financing.

To strengthen inclusion of women, youth, and displaced persons across the agricultural value chain using the gender lens investment (GLI) selection criteria.