KawiSafi Ventures was created to unlock the potential of renewable off-grid energy as a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to bring power to Africa's energy poor communities than extending the grid.

Its aim is to deliver clean, affordable energy to more than 10 million people in East Africa, at least half of whom are low-income, and displace more than a million tons of carbon; contributing to solving energy poverty while helping to avert the long-term climate crisis.

The Fund was created and developed by Acumen, an internationally recognized pioneer of impact investing that has invested more than $115 million in companies solving some of the biggest challenges of global poverty.

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We are a purpose-driven team on a mission to ensure affordable, reliable and clean energy for all.

We are a team of dedicated, purpose-driven, and passionate investment professionals guided by the Fund's mission to ensure affordable, reliable, and clean energy for all. We have a diversity of expertise and experience and are committed to investing and scaling innovative, high-impact businesses across the energy ecosystem in Africa.

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Operating Principles for Impact Management

Acumen Capital Partners LLC, the General Partner of the KawiSafi Fund, is a founding signatory of IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management. These Principles together with a deep consideration for social and climate-related impact are embedded into KawiSafi's DNA and reflected in our investment policies and procedures.

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