Small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are catalysts for inclusive job and wealth creation. They offer scalable solutions to hundreds of millions of people living in abject poverty. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the growth of SMEs remains limited by a lack of patient capital, technical constraints and management capacity deficits.

AHL believes that supporting the growth of innovative SMEs offers the most promising pathway to strengthening local economic foundations and improving livelihood outcomes on a sustained basis.