Empowering Distribution Networks for Lasting Impact

Empowering Distribution Networks for Lasting Impact

USD 5M Debt Fund

Flexible Tenures

Off-grid Solar & Clean Cooking

Flexible Offerings

Empowering Solar Last Mile Distributors

The Emerging Distributor Finance Fund (EDFF) is a groundbreaking initiative that revolutionizes financing small and mid-sized off-grid solar and clean cooking last-mile distributors (LMDs). By addressing the pressing debt financing gap faced by LMDs working tirelessly to bring energy access to remote and underserved consumers, the EDFF is driving positive change in the sector.
Harnessing the Power of Data and Expertise

At the core of this modern fund lies the fusion of SIMA’s expertise with cutting-edge data-driven processes. By leveraging digitally enabled data, we are streamlining operations and empowering locally-owned, digitally-enabled off-grid solar and clean cooking companies to secure the necessary funding for expansion. Our approach combines data from diverse sources, including the digital platforms such as Angaza Hub, with SIMA’s well-established underwriting scorecard. This unique blend optimizes the investment process and boosts the potential of promising, smaller pay-as-you- go (PAYG) solar and clean cooking companies to attract investment. Through this innovation, we can now finance off-grid solar LMDs that were previously overlooked, propelling the growth of the off- grid energy sector. Simultaneously, we are expanding access to life-changing products for families across developing countries.families across developing countries.

A Focus on Gender Equality
The EDFF strongly emphasizes promoting gender equity within the LMDs it supports. We encourage these companies to actively champion the participation of women in their workforce and customer base. Additionally, we prioritize companies that are led by women, actively employ women, foster policies conducive to women’s employment, and offer products and services tailored to meet the needs of female customers. By integrating a gender lens into our investment decisions, we aim to foster a more inclusive and equitable energy ecosystem that benefits women, their families, and their communities.

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