Providing you with the
To create deep impact in the markets that need it most.
Nia in Swahili means Purpose.
"Making our collective mission the building and developing of our community."
Your Money Can Do Well,
While Doing Good.
Africa hosts many exciting and innovative projects that are not easily discovered. Nia makes it easy.
Deep Local Knowledge
Nia works with local ecosystems across 17 different countries to ensure that you are working with the best.
With many unmet needs across the continent in healthcare, education, food security, gender, and economic empowerment, Africa is the most effective place to create deep social and environmental impact.
Experience & Knowledge
Sourcing, vetting and monitoring projects, both for-profit and not-for-profit, can be challenging, particularly in Africa. Nia is experienced and communicates with full transparency with all parties involved.
Ongoing Advisory and Support
Already have a project or plans to enter the market? Let Nia help you ensure that you are able to generate the best financial and impact returns.
Join The Nia Community
Nia works with exceptional African businesses to help develop their impact and business strategies.We primarily work with these businesses to ensure they are investment ready and have access to the right financiers.
Are you an African business making a difference in your community? Check out our resources and programs that may help you reach your goals faster.
Types of Businesses Nia Works With
Maternal Health Pop-
Up Clinics in Slums
£4m in Revenue (annual)
Access to Quality Health
*These deals are not guaranteed to be available and pose as an example of businesses Nia works with.
Looking to Enter the African Impact Investing Market?
Nia's Provides Consulting Services to Support You*
Nia works with organisations who are looking for support, networks and education on African Impact Investing. Nia works with your organisation to assist you through the challenges and complexities of these markets.
Work with Experts in African Markets
Nia's team, as well as the numerous local partners we work with closely on the ground, are experts on the African startup and financing ecosystem (including a PhD).
Optimise your Impact
Want to make sure that your finances are going towards true social impact? Nia can work with you to ensure that your strategies and decisions are effectively contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Become a Part of Our Mission
To use finance for true "purpose" in Africa.
Learn About African Impact Investing
Learn even more using Nia's tutorials, blogs and educational materials. If you ever have questions, Nia's team is here to support you.
*Nia's consulting services are not financial advisory, financial planning or asset management services.
Nia’s team has over 35 years of experience in 20 different African markets. Sarah is Nia’s CEO & Founder and is the visionary for a new future for investing on the continent.
Sarah has been working in Africa for over 10 years, living in Rwanda, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Sarah completed a PhD at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, focusing on the effectiveness of impact investing in small African markets.
After six years working with local entrepreneurs, impact investors, VCs and accelerators. Sarah started to look for tangible solutions to fill the mass market gaps. She started connecting entrepreneurs to global investors, and saw an opportunity to use her research to build a wholistic solution.
Sarah has advised for the CDC, IFC, World Bank and HNWIs. She also teaches at Oxford on integrating the private sector with development. Sarah is a mentor for start-ups across and works with a number of accelerators.