Management consultancy & finance
For the situation in Malawi at this moment we take into account that the economic system is still growing and far from matured. Lots of people and regions in Malawi depend for their development on the little services the government provides, their own capacities and charity. Charity can not be stopped tomorrow as a necessary tool for development of public services as health and education. Investments and doing business should take over economic development as it is the best way to do it.
Accesserator will help this economic growth. We believe a viable business has a possibility of enough return on investment if you can find the right scale to start and right way to grow. If not, a business case will be judged by us as not feasible. We believe that financing by donation can make a case more feasible, but will make it less sustainable. An entrepreneur should always take a personal, financial risk.
If feasible we will always invest as a partner in the business. We become partners because we want to be personally engaged to a business, also to build trust with our investors. When starting a business we have special attention for ownership, we will never acquire a majority of shares. In a partnership agreement we define our exit strategy, selling back our shares in a business in 5 years time. Permanent impact locally can only be reached if our Malawian partner takes full responsibility for the business and makes it last. For us exiting a sustainable business means our money is available for new ideas and new business plans.
Our long-term vision is to become really good in developing SME business in emerging economies and to transfer this to the next generation. What we see in the future is Malawian entrepreneurs doing business with 'the whole world'. From an equal position and a level playing field. That is what we would call 'fair trade'.