We believe that entrepreneurship should be the main driver in Africa’s economic growth, in particular the small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that provide much of Africa’s employment, income and hope for a better future. SMEs contribute around two thirds of national income and provide the foundation for a stable middle class in many African countries. They help form strong communities and are a powerful force for poverty reduction. It is our belief that the most meaningful impact will still come from grassroots entrepreneurship and local efforts. We believe it is important to support this bottom-up approach of citizens working to tackle local challenges and we actively invest in the industries, people and ideas that have a potential to make the difference.