Back in 2019, two Diasporans found themselves in Frankfurt-Germany, with the strong willingness of being able to support their countries of origins. Melanie born from French-German and Malian-Congolese parents, wanted to support somehow the countries where her other family was staying mainly in Congo, Senegal and Mali – while Ian born and raised in Kenya dreamt of supporting change back home in his motherland.
During Covid-19 Pandemic, they realized they were far away but wished to support impact sustainable development in Africa by building a digital financial bridge between their new home and original home. This would see them go on a quest to find amazing change makers that could locally transform the African continent with support of the right knowledge and resources. They put together their expertise and network from impact investing and entrepreneurship to give birth to Melanin Kapital. As a Panafrican MSME financing marketplace, Melanin Kapital aims at making finance possible for local entrepreneurs by derisking them, making them investable and provide them a pathway to finance.
To solve the climate crisis, we believe that any business can achieve Net-Zero emissions.
To finance the green revolution in Africa
To become the leading fintech platform driving $1 billion of credit financing the green transition of business in Africa.
Melanin Kapital is rooted by individuals that share a deep passion for Africa and are inspired to be change-makers by empowering local entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge.
Our work was made possible thanks to a diverse management team