AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
World Impact Capital (WIC)
Nyasha Gwatidzo was born in Zimbabwe and gained a degree in Chemistry from London University. She then went on to retrain at Reading University and gained an MA, to work with adults and children with emotional issues. She is a qualified psychotherapist, social worker, coach and mentor.
She is a serial social entrepreneur, working with disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. She founded a multimillion pound social enterprise Banya, which finds foster families for children in the care of local authorities.
She founded a charity in the UK, Vana Trust which raises funds for children affected by HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, supporting their education. The Trust also supports adults and young people here in the UK who have learning and emotional difficulties, through her therapeutic organic farm in Buckinghamshire.
Nyasha wrote a book in 2015 after walking the length of the River Thames (206 miles) “Walk With Me through 16 Inspirational Business and Life Tips”. She is following that up with a 300 mile walk across Zimbabwe in June 2017. She then plans to write another book about her experiences “Walk With Abundance In You” (working title).
Her vision for the future is to forge global connections with women in the developing world who inspire her everyday through the social investment fund she is setting up, World Impact Capital. She would like them to reach economic independence through enterprise and she currently mentors women starting up in business. WIC will be a £100 million pounds social impact investment fund for African women entrepreneurs/leaders. This fund will fund their enterprises to grow their businesses as well as hands on business support.