Energise Africa

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Energise Africa enables everyday people to improve lives, tackle climate change and target returns of up to 6% by investing from just £50 in bonds issued by pioneering solar businesses operating in sub-Saharan Africa.

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By raising investment via Energise Africa, solar businesses can provide solar home systems with affordable pay-as-you-go payment plans to low income families – putting clean energy within their financial reach. 

To date, Energise Africa investors have raised over £18 million to help more than 505,000 people access 10 African countries access affordable solar electricity, helping reduce harmful CO2 emissions by 111,000 tonnes per year - a key contributor to climate change. Investors have also received over £8 million in repayments.

Capital is at risk and returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not an indicator of future returns.

4-7%

Projected return

Typically 4-7% returns with terms of one to four years
Minimum investment
£50
Maximum investment
None
Terms
12-48 months
Management fees
None

Fund factsheet

The fund factsheet gives you further information about the performance of the fund in a PDF format.

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Investments via Energise Africa provide pioneering solar businesses with the upfront capital to source and install solar home systems to rural African households and businesses.

For the families and businesses, access to solar energy is life-changing and has a number of benefits such as reducing reliance on dirty fossil fuels, allowing children to study for longer, powering life-changing technology such as mobile phones and laptops and bringing multiple economic and entrepreneurial opportunities to rural villages.

All Energise Africa bonds are eligible to be held within an Innovative Finance ISA.

 

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Founded: 2017

More about Energise Africa

The solar business uses your investment to purchase solar home systems, which are sold to households and businesses in the target country of the project.

The families & businesses make monthly payments until they own the system outright, while the business maintains the system and is able to switch it off remotely if payments are not made. After 12 to 24 months, the family usually owns the system outright. The money they save in fuel costs can be used for other things.

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