Promoting Gender Equity Across Our Portfolio
With support from USAID's Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Hub and USAID INVEST, AlphaMundi Foundation and Value for Women are partnering with companies to support women's economic empowerment and improved business performance.
Under this project, 9 selected AlphaMundi partners in Latin America and East Africa are receiving business first, gender-smart, technical assistance, with the goals of supporting business priorities and improving social and business outcomes.
This project is giving companies an opportunity to identify and test new gender-smart strategies and solutions aligned with each firm's specific priorities and business models. Strategies are customized for each company, and tailored to focus on COVID-19 resilience and recovery. For more information on our approach to gender lens investing, visit the our Gender page.
Gender Projects Implemented
AlphaMundi partner since 2018
Sempli offers an online lending platform to provide local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with loans between USD 10k-200k and responses to financing applications from interested applicants within 72 hours. The company is a key player in the SME financing sector in Colombia and has financed more than 660 SMEs to date. With the goal of better serving their female led SMEs, Sempli will develop an advertising campaign and curate non-financial services offerings targeting their women-led clients.
Gender equity is a core principle of generating opportunities. We're aiming to intentionally work on products and solutions that help women-led SMEs to access new opportunities. With this project, we seek three key outcomes: increasing the base of women-led clients; strengthening the business skills of this segment; and improving Sempli's culture to generate more impact.