Fund type Closed end equity and debt fund
Duration 2007 – 2017
Investment focus Microfinance institutions, targeting end customers in disadvantaged rural areas

Rural Impulse Fund I (RIF I) specialised in providing loan and equity to rural microfinance institutions and the rural poor. Its portfolio included countries in Africa (with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa), Latin America, Central Asia, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, India and South East Asia.

3 equity and 113 debt investments made over the lifetime of the fund.

Equity investments & returns: Gross IRR equity portfolio 19,4% USD.