Distribution of quality diagnostic and medical supplies

Distribution of quality diagnostic and medical supplies

Distribution of quality diagnostic and medical supplies Sector: Healthcare Year of establishment: 2012 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company Description The company is a private liability company, established in 2012, its office based in one of the suburbs of Kampala. The company distributes medical equipment and supplies serving healthcare facilities in the Ugandan market. 60% of turnover results from sales of medical equipment, about 30% of consumables and 10% from rapid test kits. Their main customer groups are the Ugandan government, NGO’s and private clients (health centres, hospitals etc). They are an exclusive distributor of 3 top American manufacturers of medical equipment and supplies companies. Investment Opportunity The business has now grown to a stage where it enters into International Competitive Bidding, where it competes directly with manufacturers. In this context, the business seeks affordable finance. Entrepreneurial Team The company is a registered limited liability owned by 3 directors. One director is a medical laboratory scientist with specialisation in microbiology, a trained certified application specialist with various manufacturers. He has experience of 8 years in the field. The other director is a trained specialist with 15 years exposure in this field, gained through working with a Kenyan company. The third director is a doctor by training with 15 years medical experience in the medical field, with a masters in Medicine. Social Impact The health sector is a priority sector for the Ugandan government and International Development Organisations, who allocate a significant portion of its budget worth over USD 250 million allocated to healthcare. This is all in the bid to extend healthcare services to as many people as possible. The...
Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat

Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat

Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat Sector: Food Year of establishment: 2017 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company description The company is newly founded and is located at the slaughterhouse which is its parent company that has been in existence for more than 30 years. They will do value addition of meat; initially focusing on mincing meat and the production of sausages. The company is a family owned butchery business, slaughtering cattle, sheep and goats according to halal standards. Started in the 1970s, incorporated in 1991. Investment opportunity The parent company has an approved loan facility by the Uganda Development Bank, which will be used to modernize the facility making it the first ‘halal automated abattoir’ in Uganda slaughtering according to international standards. Value can be added by building a meat processing facility on site to produce sausages and minced meat. For this, the company is seeking $ 150,000 to buy machinery  including mixers and packers and  also remodel the facility which will operate the processing plant. Entrepreneurial team The founder of the company has more than 30 years experience in the meat industry and traveled multiple times to Kuwait, the Netherlands, Kenya and Germany to learn more about beef handling and slaughterhouse management. The daughter of the founder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Makerere University and is in charge of the financials and day to day running of the slaughterhouse. The other shareholders are also daughters and graduates from Makerere University. Social impact Packaging meat in a proper way without risks of health hazards for consumers Employing 6 extra people at the meat processing facility, with...
Delivery of clean energy solutions to households by on demand delivery service  of solar products

Delivery of clean energy solutions to households by on demand delivery service of solar products

Delivery of clean energy solutions to households by on demand delivery service  of solar products Sector: Renewable Energy Year of establishment: 2014 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company description The company was founded in 2014 as a distribution company of solar products in partnership with a German based manufacturer. Works with a distribution network of 168 active agents in 10 districts in Uganda. The 10 districts are managed by a central hub taking care of importation, storage, distribution, product testing and after sales services. The company offers smaller solar products (solar lamps and solar lamps with mobile phone charging) in a price range between UGX35,000 and UGSX100,000 for cash sales and larger products (solar home systems and appliances ) starting from UGX600,000 via pay as you go  technology (PAYG). The company has contracts with 2 of the big telecom networks in Uganda, via which consumers can order, pay  for their products and request for service. Investment opportunity The company seeks $150,000 in working capital to purchase inventory. This will allow the company to purchase the volumes that justify sea shipment, which reduces transportation costs and improves the gross margin to about 30%. Entrepreneurial team The company is 100% owned by the company founder. The company offers a competitive remuneration package (including health insurance) to its employees. Also, the company founder empowers his team members, encouraging to work independently. Social Impact The company heavily invests in the training of its agent network, both on solar technology (functioning and maintenance of solar products) and financial literacy. To date, the company has trained 402 agents. Via the combination of its rural distribution model...
Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio

Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio

Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio Sector: Agriculture Year of establishment: 2011 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company description The company was established in 2011, is an organically certified agricultural farm growing avocados, mangos, jackfruit and herbs on 1064 acres of land. The majority of their fruits, +/- 75%, are grown on their own farm; the remaining 25% is purchased via outgrowers. In total, the company works with 365 farmers. Currently, avocados are sold to local consumers on the nearby Victoria Islands, exported to Kenya and sold via traders to the Middle East. Currently, the company processes on a small scale avocado seeds into herbal tea & medication which is sold to local customers. Recently, the farm launched an agri-tourism program, as there is a growing interest under the elite for agri- tourism and education. Mainly, children and agri-students can do farm trails and learn how to farm. Investment Opportunity The company is looking to purchase machinery for the processing of its avocado seeds. The investment need equals 150.000 USD and includes machinery to (1) crush the seed, (2) sundry the seed and (3) turn it into powder and process herbs for sale. Entrepreneurial Team A couple are the founders and owners of this large farm. They studied health and agricultural economics and started the farm in 2001 and grew it over the years. Social impact Avocados are a healthy addition to the monotonous diets of Ugandans. The agri-tourism teaches urban elite how to grow multiple crops on a small farm. Not mono- cropping but diversity, generating revenues and food security. The company employs 60...
Providing Equitable Access to Clean cooking for every Ugandan household by producing and distributing energy efficient cooking stove

Providing Equitable Access to Clean cooking for every Ugandan household by producing and distributing energy efficient cooking stove

Providing Equitable Access to Clean cooking for every Ugandan household by producing and distributing energy efficient cooking stove Sector: Renewable Energy Year of establishment: 2007 Investment need: 300,000 USD    Company description The Company was established in 2007. The CEO founded the company with a vision of reducing charcoal consumption and exposure to smoke among users of stoves. The company has set out its future growth strategy which focuses on the scaling of it’s efficient cook stoves business. as they generate more revenue to the company and the market is feasible. They are more sustainable and scalable. The Company has sold over 4,867 cook stoves since 2015. The company has favourable payment terms to its customers- 50% up front payment Investment opportunity There is a growing demand for the cook stoves in both the rural and urban areas which the company cannot currently meet. The Company is currently producing the cook stoves manually and can only be able to produce 500 stoves a week, however with the purchase of more machinery for production, the company will be able to produce 1000 cookstoves per week. Team The CEO of the company holds a degree in Electrical engineering, Certificate in financial and Business management, a diploma in welding and Fabrication. He has 12 years of experience. Social impact Consumers that use the cookstoves  have a 70% cost saving in regards to fuel use Innovations of home business for example making stove fuels from grass, making briquettes and selling and earning an income The cook stoves have high health benefits to the consumers; no smoke, less fuel consumption, fast at cooking(time saving) Employment...