Join us to build sustainable economic growth in rural Africa

Our Model

The marketplace is the heart of rural African communities. It is where people gather, relationships grow, and commerce happens. It is where knowledge is shared between generations, and entrepreneurs test out their big ideas. A healthy, vibrant marketplace is where local people can realize their potential and strengthen their village – for everyone.



We build marketplaces that connect entrepreneurs in underdeveloped but high-potential regions to resources and each other. Our marketplaces provide communities with a centralized hub to effectively and efficiently grow local economic activity.



By investing in local entrepreneurs, we strengthen their leadership skills and ensure they have the tools to further develop and become self-sufficient. We nurture in practical ways by providing education and training in business and leadership skills, along with access to coaching and mentorship.



We support our entrepreneurs to grow their business through training and coaching, as well as providing them with an incubation space and opportunities for micro-loans to accelerate their

Our Approach

Leader Development:

Nurturing Future Leaders

Entrepreneurs are incubated through our leadership development program. We run three-month training courses for community cohorts to build their business skills and form peer networks with the goal of accelerating their entrepreneurial dreams. After training, graduates form savings groups and participate in our ongoing coaching activities.

Kinvest Commons:

Connecting the community to resources and each other

Kinvest Commons are vibrant, independently managed marketplaces where people gather, entrepreneurship is encouraged, and businesses thrive. Local entrepreneurs access inspirational commercial and industrial spaces, equipped with clean water, renewable energy, financing for equipment, and internet access. Amenities like electricity and clean water are shared with the surrounding community.