How We Work
Through making existing markets more accessible, inclusive, and efficient, S3IDF enables local entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and provide their communities with critical products and services.
How We Engage
Build the capacity of local entrepreneurs to manage and grow their businesses
Facilitate use of formal financial services, including loans, credit lines, and checking and savings accounts
Promote access to training on business-relevant technology and equipment
Build bridges between underserved communities and the local economy
Partner with key organizations to institutionalize and scale impact both within and across communities
Form partnerships with key organizations and groups to further project impact
Overcomes entrepreneurs’ collateral constraints.
Provides equity, debt, credit lines, and lease-to-own options to meet entrepreneurs’ specific financing needs.
Buy - Back Agreement
Reduces risk for financing institutions, encouraging local lending.
Promotes the use of new or existing technology and equipment combinations.
Provides training on equipment for efficiency gains/productivity.
Service and Maintenance
Ensures that technology and equipment continue to operate.
Helps entrepreneurs develop viable business concepts.
Hands - on Training and Mentoring
Equips entrepreneurs to manage and grow their businesses.
Connects businesses’ products and services with local markets.
For Inclusive Markets
Mainstream Economy Connections
Creates incentives, reduces costs, mitigates risk to enable more business partnerships and transactions.
Improved Economic Opportunity
Promotes decent work and creates employment and other income opportunities for marginalized communities.
New Products and Services
Increases availability to affordable and previously inaccessible products and services.
Increases and varies support for broader impact.
Ensures program sustainability through incorporation of local stakeholders.
Promotes multiple viewpoints and expertise to generate more effective solutions.
Exchanges effective methods to improve project outcomes.
Enable productive dialogues around collaborative solutions.
Propel/push innovations to ensure progress on development challenge.
Who We Work With
Grassroots organizations, community-based organizations, non-profits, non-governmental organizations.
Small businesses, social enterprises, equipment and technology suppliers.
Banks, lending cooperative, leasing companies, crowdfunding platforms.
National, state and local departments, ministries and agencies.