Equity Group Foundation is a non-profit implementing foundation set up in 2008 as the social arm of Equity Group with the aim of transforming the lives and livelihoods of our people socially and economically by availing modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities. Our goal is to champion the social economic transformation for the people of Africa via economic opportunities, capacity, tools and technology. These are deployed to enable individuals and businesses increase their productivity, resilience, and participation in socio-economic growth against the odds of poverty and other threats.
Equity Group Foundation has to date supported 16,168 students by enabling access to and transition through secondary and tertiary education; as well as leadership and career development in order to break the cycle of poverty and develop the next generation of leaders.
The Equity Group Foundation stimulates job creation and economic growth by providing Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) with advice, mentorship and entrepreneurship training
Equity Group Foundation has significantly impacted access to comprehensive health financing and private sector-led, affordable, high quality, and standardized health services for poor and middle-income families.
Equity Group Foundation through job creation, improving market access, and expanding agricultural production has worked with and impacted small-scale peasant farmers who have been transformed to agribusiness entrepreneurs. Through the partnership with small and medium-sized farmers, the foundation has enabled an increase in production capabilities, business acumen, and access to technology and financial services.
Equity Group Foundation addresses the challenges faced in developing nations by increasing awareness of the benefits of clean energy for cooking and lighting, as well as facilitating affordable financing to allow for purchase of innovative clean energy technologies that directly impact peoples’ health, incomes and the environment.
Here are a few stories of change that speak to the impact and strides taken in providing leadership and career development in order to break the cycle of poverty and develop the next generation of leaders
The Equity Group Foundation is a catalyst that drives long-term partnerships to create shared value for our communities