Komaza

Our total investment:
$700K unrestricted grants, $500K equity, $2.5 million convertible debt
Funded since 2008

Why we invest

Africa faces a daunting wood supply crisis.  With booming populations and accelerating economies, most regions consume much more wood than they grow.  Wood prices are climbing and surging deforestation is an environmental tragedy. Komaza helps people living on arid, degraded land make a living growing trees.  They work across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills.  At harvest, farmers get paid for their trees and Komaza earns revenue from processing and selling timber products.  Komaza aims to become Africa’s largest forestry company, able to produce an enormous, environmentally friendly wood supply while generating life-changing income for millions of farmers.

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