According to bank provided information, the proposed financing package will support Yalelo Limited in its next growth phase and allow it to further expand its operations across the value chain, improve efficiencies and reduce risks. This includes for example, opening new retail outlets, investing in new nets and improving bio-security.
Yalelo Limited (“Yalelo”) is a fully integrated tilapia farm in Zambia. As such, they are involved in the whole supply chain: from inputs (feed), breeding, growing, distribution to retail. The company was founded in 2011 and is a leader in the nascent aquaculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yalelo is owned by management and Dutch impact investor Veris Investments.
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