How impact investing can solve Africa’s trickle-down woes

With the experience of major African economies showing that the benefits of growth at the top are not trickling down to the poor, it is time for innovative economic alternatives such as impact investing to show the way forward for inclusive growth. Trickle-down has no effect There was a time when ‘trickle down’ was the

Nomou Oman client builds on Startup Success – Arabia Global Resources LLC

Set up in 2011, Arabia Global Resources LLC (AGR) started its laterite ore mining operations in May 2013. The quarry is located 40km outside the town of Ibra, 201km from Muscat.  Laterite is mostly sold from the quarry to Emirati and Omani cement companies. Local Omani entrepreneurs Shaikh Faisal Al-Junaiby and Mr Ali Al Saadi

Continued Growth for Nomou Oman Client – Al Duqm Crushers

Al Duqm Crushers, a Dolomite mining concern based in Oman and a Nomou Oman client, was started with the intent of supplying Dolomite to overseas markets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and India. The company specialises in the extraction and manufacture of the highest quality quarry materials – predominantly for export to the steel-manufacturing industry,

How African entrepreneurs are wooing Chinese consumers

Africa’s trade with China is set to expand, as the continent’s entrepreneurs are increasingly exploring ties with the Mainland that go far beyond mineral mining and resource exploration. Africa-China trade has rapidly intensified since the late 1990s. In 2013, China became Sub Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) largest export and development partner. This relationship has only grown

Supporting Small Growing Businesses across Africa and Middle East

A proven SME financier, GroFin supports small growing businesses (SGBs) through need-based finance and value-adding business support. At GroFin, we understand that the absence of appropriate finance to support SMEs is a major growth constraint for small growing businesses (SGBs), and we acknowledge with equal importance, the inability of SGBs to achieve sufficient scale to

How a Kenyan pastry chef grew his dream small business deli by 250%

As a successful small business entrepreneur in Africa, Obado Obadoh realised his vision of opening a pastry shop when he established the now popular Café Deli in Kenya. Obado’s Story Obado, who is a trained pastry chef with in-depth experience in the hospitality industry of Kenya, approached GroFin in 2011 when an opportunity to buy-out