Social Investment Fund (SIF)
The fund aims at supporting promising startups, scale ups and building innovative social businesses for the target populations of the youth and women
The Social investment Fund (SIF) is a Uganda impact investment fund aiming at improving financial accessibility to small and medium social enterprises in Africa. The fund will provide small amounts of funding ranging from $300 to $1,500 to social entrepreneurs in Africa to support growth and development of their businesses in order to eliminate poverty and create employment.
Capital Solutions has created the fund to improve financial accessibility to small and medium social entrepreneurs in Africa. The main aim is to demonstrate that small amounts of equity capital and matching grants, combined with entrepreneurial capacity building can result in thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the most vulnerable populations.
(SIF) Advisory Committee
Nataliey Bitature is currently the Chief of Staff at The Simba Group, a family business spanning Hospitality, Energy, Telecom, Real Estate and a Foundation. In this capacity, Nataliey oversees operations, impact and partnerships across these sectors within Uganda.
Nataliey is also the founder of Musana Carts, a social enterprise building solar-powered street food vending carts and HER a mentorship platform for young African women. She has been recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30, The World Bank, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Economic Forum as a business leader and innovator. Musana Carts has partnered Coca Cola, The Rockefeller Foundation, Mastercard Foundation and Ideo.org on an array of projects promoting inclusive business growth. Through the HER initiative, Nataliey has been a speaker for UNFPA, UNDP, Rotary International and ILO, advocating for youth and women’s empowerment. She is also the co-founder of 2 local start-ups, EnerGrow and Handymen.
Passionate about learning, Nataliey has multiple executive education certifications from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship with a specialization in Project Management from Hult University in San Francisco and received her undergraduate degree and Honorary Doctorate in Business and Innovation from Keele University, UK. She also sits on the boards for Social Investment Fund, Capital One Marketing Firm, Mind-shadow Entertainment and East Kololo Primary School. Nataliey is based in Kampala, Uganda.