Africa | November 11, 2020

Swedfund commits $1 million to health products marketplace Kasha

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, November 11 – Rwanda-based Kasha operates an e-commerce platform to improve low-income women’s access to menstrual care products, contraceptives, pharmaceuticals and other health and hygiene products. Kasha’s more than 200 mostly-female agents handle last-mile delivery in Rwanda and Kenya. Customers can order from basic feature phones. 

The investment in Kasha’s Series A round from Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution, follows a $1 million investment from Finnfund, and earlier backing from DFC, the U.S. development finance institution.