The reason is simple; we don’t want to get involve with business that will drive us away from achieving our social impact only because we seek financial return for the sustainability of the project.
Since we have created training opportunity and provided skills for some of our beneficiaries; to achieve our targeted impact, we try to get involve with investment opportunities that will market these available skills for the sustainability of the former child soldiers and IDEFOCS. With this strategy we can achieve both financial return and our social impact; this is exactly what we need.
This Business plan recognizes five major investments that will direct it assets over a particular area of investment that demands a particular social or environmental impact using a unique impact investment management portfolio.
The below chart shows the five major areas of investments of the PRI and its Asset Allocation that will further seek a particular environmental or social impact.
The PRI does not avoid working with a particular individual or institution but rather mode its structure to fit the impact criteria demanded by fund owners, and these impacts must share the similar values and aspiration of the PRI. The team of the PRI will integrates their individual roles and responsibilities in support with outside consultants and professionals in building a unique implementation strategy for the business.
What we think, as PRI management, we should start with a smaller business like the Eco-Charcoal business, the car wash, African fabric production or furniture designing shop, to test the PRI strategy. From this start point, we can seek further source of funding to execute other big investment within the PRI like the affordable housing development in the PRI.
We hope to raise these funds through Business competition, impact investors, philanthropist, grant, share holding, loan, as well as donation. The proposal of the PRI is written for more detail.