IHS Kenya (IFC-47136)

  • Kenya
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 25, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
IHS (Kenya) Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 21.18 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 19.3
Converted using 2023-07-28 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 142.66 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 130
Converted using 2023-07-28 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 28, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jul 14, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the proposed IFC investment is an equity co-investment package by IFC of up to €19.3 million (~ US$ 20.9 million) to invest along with IHS Kenya Green Housing Partnership LLP and IHS Kenya Green Housing SCSp (the “Fund”) in the development and acquisition of approximately 5,000 newly developed, resource efficient, green affordable housing properties in Kenya (the “Project”). The proposed IFC investment will consist of up to €10 million (~ US$ 10.9 million) from IFC’s own account and up to US$10 million equivalent in € (~€9.3 million) from IFC acting as the implementing entity of the UK-IFC Market Accelerator for Green Construction Program (MAGC). IFC will provide equity for the development of affordable housing projects with an initial focus on the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and selectively in other Kenyan Counties. The Fund will be managed by IHS Kenya Green Housing Fund GP Limited (“GP”), through its main investment management team based in Nairobi. IFC will utilize a “sidecar” investment structure by using a newly created special purpose vehicle that will have IFC as its only limited partner co-investing alongside with the Fund in selected investments.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - International Housing Solutions (IHS) Parent Company -

Contact Information
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International Housing Solutions (IHS)
Cathal Conaty, Robert Wesselo
Management Director
+27 (0)11 300 8600
54 Peter Place Road | Peter Place Office Park | Block C | Bryanston, Gauteng | 2191


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