We envision a world where entrepreneurs in Africa have access to the capital, tools, and support they need to improve the economy, their communities, and the environment.
We provide our portfolio companies with various types of growth capital to meet the unique economic and cultural needs of each of our markets. Our focus is to be set on sustainable businesses that would not otherwise be initiated because of the high risk involved.
Through our growth support program and our network of experts, LIC actively partners with our portfolio companies to improve their operational capacity and maximize growth potential. We will work with you to overcome your business challenges and maximise business opportunities.
Since we are just starting out, we have no major area of operations. However, it is in our projected plan to expand our geographical footprint and to be present in the whole of Nigeria and across the diaspora of Africa
While we are open to funding SMEs across sectors on the understanding that consumers at the base of the pyramid need access to a complete range of goods and services, LIC focuses on SGBs operating in education, agriculture, technology, food services, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare. LIC targets these vital needs sectors because of the impact these businesses have on their capacity to alleviate poverty.
Such SGBs are particularly at risk of being underserved or underserved by traditional financiers as they undertake capital-intensive activities and have long gestation periods for their projects to come to fruition. LIC dual approach to finance and business support gives such high-impact SGBs the tools they need to succeed and maximize their contribution to the community, thus touching multiple lives at the base of the pyramid.