David Schacht of ImpactMarkets is on his way to Rwanda for a two-week assessment of opportunities for investment in agriculture in the region.Read More
At ImpactMarkets we believe in the power of markets to transmit values, transform lives and deliver meaningful social impact. Conversely, we believe in the power of social and environmental responsibility to have a measurable impact on value creation.
I was privileged this week to be invited to visit a for-profit social enterprise in Rwanda called Kigali Farms. The work they are doing to build a market (both on the supply and demand side) for mushrooms in Rwanda inspired ImpactMarkets to choose them as our first social enterprise profiled in our new blog series, ImpactFocus.
While on travel in Rwanda for an upcoming $25MM agricultural investment project, I had the opportunity to witness a different scale of economic and community development. This Community2Community project between Eastern Iowa and Eastern Rwanda, demonstrates the power of philanthropy and the role of technology in enabling strong intra-faith and intra-community connections.