The Promise of Impact Investing in MENA

November 2021

The Promise of Impact Investing in the Middle East & North Africa

Philanthropy alone cannot solve global problems.

At Village Capital, we have been working to support and invest in startups that are solving some of the world’s toughest problems - and doing so by developing profitable businesses.

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), we are seeing some of the toughest challenges worldwide along with some of the most innovative entrepreneurs. We are not working on this alone. In the past few years, we have seen an increase in MENA-based investors supporting impact-focused entrepreneurs. Investors realize that doing good makes sense. But there’s a lot of work still to be done.

This report will outline what we see as the greatest opportunities for impact in MENA, and which investors are already making big moves in these areas.