Go Global

Go Global is an early stage impact investment platform dedicated to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Eligibility Criteria

  • I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria and terms of the Act for Biodiversity Challenge and that I am eligible to apply.
  • I am 18 years old or older.

Initiative's representative name

Mike Bondo

Initiative's representative date of birth

28/11/1995

Initiative's representative gender

  • Man

Headquarters location: country

  • South Africa

Headquarters location: city

johannesburg

Where are you making a difference?

Lome , togo

Website or social media url(s)

https://www.goglobalcorp.org/

Date Started

02/2019

Project Stage

  • Start-up (first few activities have happened)

Yearly Budget : What is your current yearly budget for the initiative?

  • €1k - €10k

Organization Type

  • Hybrid

1. Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder(s) to get started or the story of how you saw the potential for this project to succeed.

I stumbled onto the idea of Go Global while he was on a trip pitching for another project in 2017, . i met a smallholder farmer in west africa , who explained to me Africa's full agricultural potential . it was a Aha moment for me since i realize that they were still space in the sector to make an impact .after my encounter and i have never looked back

2. The problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

more than 60 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, The rural farmers in the continent of Africa have the land but lack financial resources, technical abilities and knowledge of the market .given the fragmentation and challenges assessing creditworthiness, access to finance for farm. At Go Global, we want to combine financial return with social impact meaning providing sustainable agriculture. We believe in partnership over aid

3. Your solution: How are you working to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

we connect farmers with financial solution . Global allow users to fund an Africa farmers’ purchase of inputs and make returns at the end of a farm cycle, are having quite an impact.

4. Innovation: How are you innovating or using unique approaches to solve the problem?

Our platform not only provide funding opportunity but also plays a role of commodity-sourcing platform, where global commodity buyers in need of quality agricultural produce can source for them directly from these farms.

5. Collaboration: How does your initiative seek to bring key players together to preserve biodiversity?

We believe in partnership over aid. That's why we are building partnerships with agricultural cooperatives (the group of actual farmers with whom we are in partnership ) , development partners and nongovernmental organizations that can help us scale up.

6. Impact: how has your project made a difference so far — in terms of both business outputs and social impact? How do you plan on measuring progress?

Our Mission is to focus on uplifting previously disadvantaged communities and promoting entrepreneurship to fight poverty through investment and sustainable job creation. this investment is creating jobs in rural areas on average 6 people are hired per project sponsored so far only 5 projects have been sponsored in West Africa on the other side investors have received value for the investment in our funds.

7. Growth strategies: what are your main strategies for scaling your impact?

Our goal this year is that Go Global will grow the number and quality of both its projects and the quality of its investors; and in order to achieve the vision which is to be in the next five to 10 years a leading specialist in agri-investment in Africa, using technology to improve the work of small and medium farmers

8. Creating shared value: How does your initiative create value for society? Or different stakeholders?

For us value is determine on how well we execute our mission and vision Our Mission is to focus on uplifting previously disadvantaged communities and promoting entrepreneurship to fight poverty through investment and sustainable job creation. this investment is creating jobs in rural areas on average 6 people are hired per project sponsored so far only 5 projects have been sponsored in West Africa on the other side investors have received value for the investment in our funds.

9. Financial sustainability plan: can you tell us about your plan to fund your project and how that plan will be sustainable in the short, medium, and long term?

we use crowdfunding to fund the various project on the platform . combining as we do the impactful and agri-tech. There is also ample room for expansion.

10. Team: what is the current composition of your current team (types of roles, qualifications, full-time vs. part-time, board members, etc.), and how do you plan to evolve the team’s composition as the project grows?

we are 4 in the startup Mike Bondo : CEO & Co founder ( Bcom Hons in strategic management ) : responsible for investment analysis, preparing investment proposals and assisting in transaction execution. Chrino kawata : Co founder , business development and deal execution Yaovi : agronomist (assist farms with requirements and support) Vanessa Akafomo : organizing office operations and procedures.

11. How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Social media

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