What is Masisizane Fund?Does your business operate or want to operate in the franchise, supply chain or agri-business sectors and in need of finance? Do you need finance to either start or expand your business in these sectors? Partner with us for customised funding solutions either for asset finance, working capital or both. With our support, we will walk the journey with you as per our “we are in this together” slogan. As a client of Masisizane Fund, you will benefit extensively from our customised funding solutions, market access facilitation, post investment support which includes capacity building, financial education and many other value adding interventions.
We pride ourselves in walking the journey of success with our clients and partnerships for a better tomorrow. By doing this, we contribute meaningfully towards employment creation, poverty eradication and reduction of inequality, economic growth and the attraction of investment.
The spirit of our organisation is embodied in our name itself – Masisizane, meaning ‘let us help each other’.
The Masisizane Fund has a specific focus on black women, youth, and people with disabilities. Our work is concentrated in under-developed areas of South Africa, including its rural areas, small towns, and townships, where businesses are typically seen as high-risk and struggle to secure finance through traditional channels.
It is our belief that these same enterprises can ignite whole local economies in creating jobs and kick-starting smaller, associated businesses – and that is why we are passionate in our support of them. We drive Enterprise Development to SMMEs through a combination of loan financing and non-financial business support.
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