Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises (ACRE) – Information for investors

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Access to Capital for Rural Enterprise (ACRE) is a not-for-profit consortium of international NGOs. It is led by Christian Aid and includes Traidcraft, Twin, Practical Action and Challenges Worldwide.

Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises (ACRE) aims to overcome the time and cost barriers to impact-first investment in rural enterprises in developing markets. ACRE NGOs have long-term relationships with enterprises in over 100 agricultural value chains in over 50 countries. Through our extensive in-field presence, and existing or planned programme work we will work towards generating an investment pipeline so that enterprises needing £100,000 to £1m can connect to investors through an innovative syndicated financing model.

We have already identified 40 enterprises in Africa, Asia and Latin America, which need patient equity
investment alongside extensive technical assistance to develop their scope to expand sustainably, potentially lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty and maximising the impact on the market systems in which they operate.

Visit the ACRE website