Hivos-Triodos Fund has taken an equity stake in Novastar Ventures, a venture-capital fund in Kenya which started investing in 2014. Novastar provides capital to early-stage businesses that deliver scalable solutions to the rural and urban poor.
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.