Right now, women-led businesses only receive around 3% of investment capital worldwide. We’re on a mission to change that.

ygap’s new initiative, yCapital, will provide business training and skill building, as well as 0% interest loans in growth capital, to promising women-led ventures around the world who are driving social or environmental change through their businesses.

This International Women‘s Day, ygap is launching an ambitious plan to raise $2 million by June 2025 for yCapital, and we need your help to do it.

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Meet Angela Odero

Co- Founder and CEO of groundbreaking Kenyan startup, RioFish.

RioFish is a pioneering social enterprise committed to revolutionising Kenya’s fish value chain. RioFish uses technology to help fish farmers access markets, link women with economic opportunity, and create better environmental outcomes for one of Kenya’s crucial ecosystems. 

The efforts of Rio Fish have yielded tangible results, contributing significantly to the objectives of food and nutrition security. Notably, their initiatives have spearheaded the economic empowerment of women and youth, elevating the living standards of local communities.

An alumna of the ygap Kenya Accelerator Program, Angela is a shining example of the many women that ygap currently empowers and aims to support in the future. She shows us what can happen when the world’s women are able to access the capital they need to grow for-purpose businesses.

Meet Muofhe Ratshikombo

Co- Founder and CEO of innovative South African startup, Oumie’s Grandè.

Oumie’s Grandè is an agribusiness that produces ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables. Oumie’s Grandè’s main product is atchaar, a favourite condiment of many South Africans for its connection to home and heritage.

Their aim is to be recognized globally as a leading Agro-processing enterprise, revered not just for their quality products but for our commitment to sustainable agricultural farming practices.

Oumie’s Grandè is a dedicated team of 8 permanent and 14 seasonal workers, we passionately manufacture, supply, and distribute traditional handmade fruits, vegetables, and condiments.

What your contribution can do:

Our goal is to raise $2 million to provide comprehensive training and essential loan capital. Your support will enable us to exclusively support 50 women, fostering economic independence, breaking barriers, and creating a ripple effect of positive change. Join us in transforming lives and promoting gender equality in entrepreneurship!

Help us raise $2 Million to invest in women-led business around the world.

Every donation to yCapital plays a pivotal role in ensuring that women entrepreneurs are not only investment-ready but also equipped with the necessary capital for growth and ongoing success. Your support will enable us to:

  • Recruit and work alongside women entrepreneurs through the ygap accelerator program to help them become investment-ready.
  • Provide 0% interest loans to a subset of those women graduating from ygap’s accelerator programs who are ready to take on 0% debt to grow their business and its positive impact.