Strategy

If you have no prior knowledge on what Kwanda is, you should read What is Kwanda?

Kwanda acts (on behalf of it's villagers) as an allocator of capital into Black communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, North America, The Caribbean, South America and beyond.

Our regional focus will begin in Sub-Saharan Africa and expand outwards in said order.

Note - Kwanda is not a charity. Our non-profit structure exists only to assure capital is re-invested into communities and does not end up in the pockets of shareholders.

Kwanda has two modes of investment:

Active

Social investment

Investments into community development with no expectation of a capital return e.g. investing in the building of a school.

Inactive

Economic investment

Investments made with the expectation of a capital return which will in turn facilitate more social investment.

Kwanda currently has two primary activities:

Funding

Providing funding to grassroots organisations, groups or individuals doing community development work.

Investing

Investing in projects and infrastructure which lead to sustainable improvements in communities.

Kwanda focuses social investments in the following areas:

Health

Access to quality healthcare, community care, mental health, etc.

Education

School resourcing, online education, community schooling, etc.

Infrastructure

Clean water, technology, renewable energy, community hubs etc.

Job creation

Youth unemployment, training, global job market insertion, etc.

Relief

Poverty relief, food scarcity, community security, etc.

Kwanda adopts a five-phase long term strategy, of which each phase will be outlined below.

Note - Beyond phase one each following phase will be combined with the next, which means the activity in phase two will persist in phase three and so on.

Phase 1 Complete

In phase one we will be making short term social investments with a broad focus. This scattered approach will be useful is helping us refine our strategy, develop our competencies and develop partnerships.

To do:

Make social investments

We invested £18,282 in communities, using the feedback to refine our investment and operational strategy.

Complete

Build a capital base

We grew to a monthly village income of £12,916, and finished the phase with £44,398 in available capital.

Complete

Phase 2 Current

In phase two we will fix into a clear operational, investment and expansion strategy. We will build the team and partnerships neccesary to establish our core activities (investment and funding) in each region.

To do:

Build operational team

We're to build an operational team to oversee internal departments (product, research, accounts, etc.)

Incomplete

Sub-Saharan African funding and investing activity

We're to begin sustained funding and investment activity in the Sub-Saharan African region.

Incomplete

Global funding activity

We're to begin sustained funding activity in Europe, North America, The Caribbean, South America.

Incomplete

Phase 3

In phase three, we will activate our economic investment arm and begin to create capital sources that are independent of villager contibutions. Example activity would be: supplying business loans; buying into small businesses; creating products and commodities internally.

Phase 4

In phase four, we will begin to create long term and passive capital return from our economic investment activity by developing a diversified investment portfolio. Example activity would be: large asset purchases; investing in and through venture capital firms.

Phase 5

In this final phase, we will begin investing in large developmental infrastructure across all our focal areas and regions. Example activity would be: reviving degraded prisons and redeveloping them into rehabilitation programmes; building hospitals and health centres; creating research labs, funds and grants for focused research into areas concerning black communities in health, economy, and more.