FINCA Ventures Finca Ventures Invests in Farmer Livelihoods, Financial Inclusion and Education

Source: ImpactAlpha

FINCA Ventures, the venture arm of the global microfinance institution FINCA, invests in early-stage social enterprises providing essential products and services for low-income people. Its latest investments include Cassvita, an agtech venture helping farmers in Cameroon grow cassava as a climate-resilient alternative to other crops.

Cassvita connects farmers to financing for inputs, buys their harvest, and processes it into flour as a wheat substitute or for making instant fufu, a popular West African dish. Cassvita says its processing prevents crop spoilage, boosting farmers' income by as much as 400 percent.