Solar Energy: Investing in a brighter future for Africa

Invest in pioneering businesses that install life-changing solar systems in homes in Sub-Saharan Africa - bringing clean energy and economic opportunities to families, whilst aiming to generate a 4 - 6% annual return for investors.

Now Innovative Finance ISA eligible.

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An investment in an Energise Africa project delivers:

ACCESS TO CLEAN ELECTRICITY

Families have convenient access to affordable, cleaner and better quality light - reducing exposure to toxic kerosene fumes.

INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES

Improved livelihoods as parents have improved income generating opportunities and children can further their education.

Up to 6% RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT

Your investment generates a financial return, whilst creating a positive social and environmental impact.

Two of Europe's leading social investment platforms working together

Platform development costs and match funding provided by

£80 m

Funding raised by Lendahand and Ethex to date

13,500+

Investors on both platforms

1800+

Projects funded on both platforms

How your investment works

1. Choose a project

The businesses working with Energise Africa are providing small solar systems to families throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

2. Lend money

You can invest as little as £50. And you can add more to your investment at any time. For some projects, UK aid and Virgin Unite will match your investment which will help to amplify its impact.

3. Create opportunities for families

Your investment will be instrumental in providing the funds needed to build the businesses and infrastructure to enable African families to access affordable and clean solar energy – transforming lives.

4. Get your money back with interest

Every six months, you will receive both interest and a capital repayment from your chosen business. You can see these payments in your account. Please remember your capital is at risk and repayments are not guaranteed.

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