Hivos strives for a world in which all citizens – both men and women – have equal access to resources and opportunities for development. Hivos is supporting Match Maker Fund Management (MMFM) with a capacity building and start-up grant. Hivos is also an investor in the Fund.


Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports innovative initiatives that have a positive impact on entrepreneurship and poverty in the rural areas of developing countries. Through their Embassy in Tanzania, the Ministry supported SME Impact Fund with grant for technical assistance to the Fund’s current and prospective clients. This package is used for deal flow generation, investment readiness and business support.



Cordaid creates opportunities for the world’s poorest, most vulnerable and excluded people. They have been the anchor investor of the Fund: the first to commit a substantial investment. Cordaid also assist MMFM with a start-up grant and grant for business development services.