Twiga Foods (IFC-41195)

  • Kenya
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Twiga Foods Limited
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 13, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 19, 2018

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Project Description

 IFC, acting for its own account and in its capacity as implementing entity of Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), will invest a minimum of US$ 3 million alongside other investors including TLCom, who will invest up to US$ 4 million in the Company.

Launched in 2014, Twiga is a fast growing, mobile-based B2B m-commerce platform using technology to enhance supply chains by more effectively and rapidly consolidating highly fragmented supply & demand. Starting with the large target addressable mass-market Fresh Food and Vegetable (“FFV”) segment, Twiga more efficiently matches supply and demand between small-scale vendors and small-scale farmers. By cutting out multiple layers of middlemen, Twiga eliminates wastage and inefficiencies in the FFV value chain, ultimately resulting in lower food prices for mass market end-consumers.

Twiga offers stable, transparent prices and guaranteed offtake for farmers and convenience and reliability for small-scale vendors, e.g. street sellers and kiosks on the platform. Twiga started off with bananas, but has since grown to include other produce such as mangoes, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and cabbages and plans to onboard more products in the near future.

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Grant Brooke (Co-Founder and CEO)

Twiga Foods Limited

9 Riverside Drive

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 746 793669


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