Mexican agroforestry venture Ejido Verde secures $2 million from IDB Invest

  • IDB Invest’s commitment is the first time Ejido Verde has received investment from “a mainstream financial institution,” Ejido Verde’s Shaun Paul said in a statement. “Until now, we have secured investment from industry insiders, Kiva, and friends and family.”

Uganda’s SafeBoda raises Series B funding to improve motorcycle taxi safety

  • SafeBoda has developed a boda ride hailing app and requires drivers on its platform to go through a safety training program that includes driver safety, first aid, bike maintenance and customer care. Drivers and passengers must both wear helmets.