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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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WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE IMPACT INVESTMENT (WAII) FACILITY

The Women in Agriculture Impact Investment Facility (WAII) is a blended finance program that addresses challenges of access to finance for Agri-SMEs using a gender lens approach. Finding XY established the Women in Agriculture Impact Investment (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 relief investment support. The facility seeks to empower women by facilitating investment in inclusive business models that increase women’s leadership in business and engage women more in supply chains that offer income-generating opportunities to increase productivity and improve household livelihoods.

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The WAII facility provides one-on-one business advisory services and investment for 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.

WAII'S OBJECTIVES

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.

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