Inkomoko: Empowering MSME`s and Refugees in Africa through Impact Investments
| Case Code: LDEN193
Case Length: 8 Pages
Pub Date: 2023
Teaching Note: Available
| Price: Rs.300
Organization : INKOMOKO
Industry :Financial Services
Countries : Kenya
Themes: Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Socially-responsible,Investing,Inclusive Business Models
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Aec’s (Inkomoko’s) Comprehensive Services for Entrepreneurs
AEC equipped its clients with knowledge, tools, and processes that were practical and applicable to their requirements. Unlike many advisory firms that helped businesses apply for finance, Inkomoko had its own investment fund to offer capital directly to its clients. The company offered consulting services in Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Somali, and Swahili..
AEC had a focused effort to increase its operations and impact on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa. The accelerator set up operations across the small towns in Rwanda and Kenya to offer support to the smaller businesses. AEC also launched accelerator and financing programs for different segments including students, women, and refugee entrepreneurs..
Replicating The Business Model in Other African Countries
AEC began operations in Kenya in 2019 and soon had over 40 staff in 6 locations. Here too, the company reached out to refugees, host communities, and secondary cities with a mix of advisory and financing services and Sharia-compliant financing products to ensure full economic inclusion of clients in Kenya..
In September 2022, AEC rebranded itself to Inkomoko. Rebranding was part of a series of events marking the tenth anniversary of the company. Oyler stated the firm would continue to work with business communities in refugee settings and deploy more investments and digital services, and market-linkage strategies..
Exhibit I: Inkomoko’s Leadership Team
Exhibit II: Inkomoko’s Values
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