Women Initiative: Shuraako Impact Investing

Green Paradise Hotel

Green Paradise Hotel (“the Hotel”) is a woman-owned, budget-friendly hotel established in 2011 in the Green Zone area of Mogadishu.

Dalsan Farms Company

Dalsan Farms Company (Dalsan) is a woman-owned enterprise established in 2018. Dalsan produces and sells cash crops and camel milk to local markets in Burao.

Barisamaad Farm

Barisamaad Farm

Barisamaad Farmis a commercial farm that supplies local businesses and households with fresh, high-quality produce sold via wholesale and retail.

Raaho Farm

Rahoo Farm - Invest in Somalia

A commercial farm that spans over eight hectares with 75 percent of its farmland cultivated. Raaho produces fruits and vegetables, in addition to cash crops. Raaho secured a Shuraako-facilitated investment to further cultivate the land and safeguard the farm against droughts

Horizon Aluminum, Furniture and Decoration

Somalia Furniture | Invest in Africa

Produces high quality furniture and aluminum products. The company also offers services for external decorations, fittings, and ceilings using gypsum. Horizon sought to increase production output and grow its market share and regional expansion.

Bardaale Farm

Somali Farms | Invest in Africa

Through a Shuraako-facilitated investment, Bardaale was able to procure a truck, which reduced its high transportation rental costs while allowing it to transport a higher volume of produce to market in a timely manner.

Dubur Farm

Dubur Farm

Through a Shuraako-facilitated investment, the farm was able to secure the funds necessary to support its planned production expansion, including the purchase of high-yield, pest-resistant pepper seed varieties.

Crown Hotel

Crown Hotel - Invest in Africa

In addition to its accommodations and in-house restaurant, Crown has become very popular for events in Hargeisa such as weddings and ceremonies.  Through a Shuraako-brokered investment, the company was able to renovate the hotel space, install an elevator, and purchase equipment, supplies, and decorative items for the day spa and beauty salon expansion.

Araan Farm

Araan Farm

For planting, the farm relied heavily on rental tractors, which were not only costly but at times unavailable when needed. Prior to receiving its Shuraako-facilitated investment, the farm had 12 hectares (75 percent) of the land under cultivation, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Tea Tree Café & Bakery

African Entrepreneur Garowe Puntland

“Tea Tree” is a popular café that sells a variety of coffees, teas, and baked goods in Garowe, Puntland.   Launched by three members of the Somali diaspora, the café has become a gathering place for the local community.

Bilic-Haween Beauty Salon

Bilic-Haween Beauty Salon Somalia

Bilic-Haween Beauty Salon “Bilic-Haween” is a woman-owned company that provides local, quality spa services and natural beauty products in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Tayo Uniforms

Tayo Uniforms Somalia

Tayo Uniforms ("Tayo") is a female owned and operated manufacturing business that sells high quality and affordable uniforms to schools, corporations, and other entities across Somaliland.

Fat-xi Farm

Fat-xi Farm Somalia

Fat-xi Farm is a female-owned and operated farm in Jibgale (outside of Garowe), Puntland. The owner is the leader of a local farming business association.

Royal Lounge Cafe and Restaurant

Red Sea Fishing Company Somalia

Royal Lounge Café and Restaurant ("Royal Lounge") was launched in Hargeisa in 2014. It is located in the Jig Jigayar area of Hargeisa.

Hodan Fish and Chicken House

Hodan Fish and Chicken House Somalia

Hodan Fish and Chicken House (HFCH) has been operating in Bosaso, Puntland since 2012. HFCH is one of Bosaso’s most popular restaurants, serving diners Somali and international fare, 24 hours a day. Due to high demand and volume at the flagship location, HFCH decided to open a second restaurant and sought financing to outfit the new location.

Barwaaqo Marketing and Catering Services

Barwaaqo Marketing and Catering Services Somalia

Barwaaqo Marketing and Catering Services (BMCS) is a crop collection, storage, and marketing service serving farmers in six villages throughout the Gabiley District. 

Al Nur Mixed Farming

Al Nur Somali Farming

In 2019, Al Nur secured a third Shuraako-brokered investment through the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund to increase land utilization with the purchase of two hectares of land for fodder use, drilling of 200-meter borehole complete with irrigation system, a date dehydration machine, and tractor.


Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa

PENHA aims to empower pastoralist communities and their institutions to play a full role in their own development and foster sustainable livelihoods among pastoralists.

Sahra Islan Mohamed’s Farm

African Entrepreneur Garowe Puntland

The farm, located outside Garowe, Puntland has been in operation for nearly ten years. This is a woman-owned and operated four-hectare farm producing fruits and vegetables and rearing livestock for meat and milk.