Hiinga is a Christ-Centered Impact Investing Fund, dedicated to investing in the East African "Missing Middle" entrepreneurs, so they can create jobs that bridge the gap between poverty and wealth. Recognizing that access to capital is not the only requirement for business success, our loans are complimented with business training / coaching / mentoring by ourselves or through collaborations with partners in the ecosystem. In addition, we provide Christian discipleship and leadership development to entrepreneurs so they can employ and mentor others, creating long-term value for their communities, families and churches.
Since launching our SME Fund in 2017 with partnership from Geneva Global's Integrated Fund, Hiinga has financed more than 250 Small and Medium-Sized businesses in the agribusiness, education, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. These businesses directly employ over 5,000 individuals and benefit tens of thousands more indirectly. We work across the country of Uganda, maintaining office locations in Kampala and Gulu, Northern Uganda. For the next 5 years, Hiinga has a goal to deepen the impact on our entrepreneurs to catalyze the employment of 100,000 workers in our sectoral focus areas.
Enjoy pictures and stories from the recent team trip to visit our mission partner Hiinga in Kampala, Uganda. Learn more about the investing ministry taking place with hospitals, schools, and businesses. Sip on coffee made from beans from a Hiinga entrepreneur and ask questions about the ins and outs of microfinance. Bonus presentation on the visit with the IJM office as well! (and possibly a few safari animals pics!)