Capital is at risk and returns are not guaranteed. These are fixed-term bonds and are not readily realisable. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Learn more.

How your investment works

1. Choose a project

The businesses working with Energise Africa are providing small solar systems to families throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

2. Lend money

You can invest as little as £50. And you can add more to your investment at any time. For some projects, UK aid and Virgin Unite will match your investment which will help to amplify its impact.

3. Create opportunities for families

Your investment will be instrumental in providing the funds needed to build the businesses and infrastructure to enable African families to access affordable and clean solar energy – transforming lives.

4. Get your money back with interest

Every six months, you will receive both interest and a capital repayment from your chosen business. You can see these payments in your account. Please remember your capital is at risk and repayments are not guaranteed.