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Supporting Growth. How does YSB support one waste management social business in Brazil?

It’s difficult to measure exactly how non-financial support affects the bottom line of a business. However, since our partnership with Muda over the last 18 months they have been able to reach three times the amount of subscribed clients then they had in the previous nine years before our intervention. A tremendous amount of growth! Our support is not only about money - but it is really helping Institudo Muda to grow financially. 

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CURAFA™ integrated points of care: An integrated primary healthcare platform in Kenya 

People in rural and peri-urban Kenya are lacking access to high-quality healthcare and medication. Less than 5% of Kenya’s GDP is spent on healthcare and only 17% of Kenyans have health insurance coverage. With 46% of the country’s population living below the poverty line, Kenyans are particularly vulnerable to financial catastrophe when facing health issues. 

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Godson Commodities - The entrepreneurs who quit their jobs and sold their home to change the lives of Ugandan farmers.

We spoke to the founders of Godson Export Commodities, Godfrey and Anne Maina to understand why they started the business and what they have learnt along the way. Godson Export Commodities collects, processes and exports chia, quinoa, and sesame grown by smallholder farmers in Uganda. They are transforming the lives of rural farmers socially and economically by enabling them to fairly participate in organic food value chains. The partnership between Godson Commodities and Yunus Social Business has enabled them to grow immensely with access to finance and growth support.

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Why you should join impact investing? My first 100 days at Yunus Social Business.

Already in the crucial latter half of my 20s, I was seeking opportunities where I could accelerate the growth of my personal and professional capital more than my financial capital. As an investment banking analyst at a leading bulge-bracket firm, ‘impact investing’ was not an investment area I was very familiar with. I was fortunate to get a brief, albeit tangential, exposure to this area during an NGO fundraising exercise. That exposure subsequently prompted me to do some introspection and having coupled it with external research, I soon found myself exploring career options in the field.

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