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Funds & Projects | Maalgalinta & Mashaariicda

Since 2013, Shuraako has connected Somali entrepreneurs with investors and other resources that grow and expand their businesses, mobilizing capital for promising micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the country.
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Tan iyo 2013, Shuraako waxa ay ku xidhay ganacsatada maalgashadayaal bixiya maalgashi amaah ah, caawimooyin la xiriira kobcinta iyo balaarinta ganacsiyada yaryar iyo kuwa dhexe ee wadanka.
Riix halkan si aad u hesho macluumaad kusaabsan maalgalinta iyo fursadaha mashaariicda.


  • Family remittances are a huge engine of growth, particularly in areas like Somalia where access to finance is severely limited. Shuraako and partners, through their Somali AgriFood project, are committed to harnessing the power of the Somali diaspora to expand financing, invest in merit-worthy businesses, and improve skills and knowledge.
  • In April, Mahad Awale, Country Director of Shuraako, was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Somali community in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Renewable energy funding opportunity now available. Read more about the Powering Progress Fund.
  • In May, Shuraako participated in a panel titled "Investment Opportunities in East Africa’s Financial Services Sector" at the African Financial Services Investment conference in London. 
  • Registration for the 2017 Somaliland Investment Forum is now open. Click here for more information.

SDIS Report

The Somali Diaspora represents a large pool of potential investment capital that could be leveraged for long-term and scaled development in the Somali region. This report assesses the preferences and behaviors of Somali Diaspora toward existing channels and opportunities for Somali-based investments and provides policy recommendations for how to better facilitate crucial investment.

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