Tekula Capital was established to invest in community-led travel businesses in Africa as a way to support sustainable development and conservation.
As an impact investor, we invest in on-the-ground businesses as a means of ensuring that the money earned through tourism benefits destinations and their local communities for the long-term – environmentally, socially, economically.
Full of promise, these businesses lack the connections to international markets, the marketing experience, and the management experience to harness the huge potential we see in them. Drawing on the experience, intellectual capital and resources of the Africa House Group, we help these businesses become sustainable, successful, and catalyst for wider sustainable development.
Crucially, we are a stakeholder-orientated social enterprise. Which is not to say that shareholders are not important. Rather, it is to highlight the fact that we do not aim to maximise profits at the expense of stakeholders. It's an approach written into our Articles of Association, and serves to guide us in everything we do. Finally, the majority of profits made from our investments are reinvested in the cause, with much of that redistributed to Africa House's non-profit Wild Philanthropy.